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Spooky tabindex problem...

A Harry
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 124
Using struts 1.1, IE 5.5 (sp2)
I have several <html:text> fields but for some reason the "tabindex" property refuses to work.
The first field is -
<html:text property="projectfullcode" size="4" maxlength="4" tabindex="1"/>
When the page is first displayed you cannot tell where the focus is, press tab once & it goes to the address bar, again then it goes to "projectfullcode".
What am I doing wrong? - probably something really stupid! - any ideas?
Marc Peabody
pie sneak

Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727

I believe the autotab is not the same as setfocus. autotab is simply a way to select the ORDER that fields go through when tabbed. Initially, no field on the page has focus unless you specify it. I don't know if there is a way to set focus without javascript, off-hand. Someone else may know.

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Junilu Lacar

Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 6529

I believe the html:form tag has a focus attribute that will let you specify which field should receive initial focus.

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