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retain textbox focus

sriram viswanathan

Joined: Jul 27, 2007
Posts: 12
What is the best way to retain textbox focus when a validation fails?
Scenario: Txt1 and Txt2 are next to each other. Both are mandatory fields. When we write code in Txt1 onblur, it fires only after yielding focus to Txt2. This causes a problem because, when we do Txt1.focus from onblur, it fires the Txt2 onblur, which in turn requests focus, thus going into a deadlock situation.

To avoid this, had to go for a dirty flag as in the code snippet below.

Is there a better way? Are there any good events that will work in IE as well as Firefox?

Note: Also tried
return false
inside onblur. Dint work.

Thanks in advance,
[ September 10, 2008: Message edited by: sriram viswanathan ]

Thanks,<br />Sriram
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