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HTML Area Will Not Work For Me

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New User

Sep 5, 2002, 8:47 AM

Post #1 of 3 (9338 views)
HTML Area Will Not Work For Me Can't Post


I am failing miserably at getting htmlarea to work. I have followed the instructions in your readme file to the letter, but I get plain text area form boxes.

Do I need to monkey with my IE settings to get this script to work? I am baffled. The example works fine. However, if I copy the code into an existing page, nothing.

New User

Sep 5, 2002, 9:25 AM

Post #2 of 3 (9335 views)
Re: [crbush] HTML Area Will Not Work For Me [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't you just love people that answer their own questions?

Well, I discovered the issue. Someone failed to mention that you need to change 'box2' in the javascript statement as found in the readme to the ACTUAL name of your textarea. I guess I was supposed to know that?

<script language="javascript1.2">
editor_generate('box2'); // field, width, height

(my textarea is called 'description', so the 'box2' needed to match)

Once I changed this, it works like a champ!

Staff / Moderator

Sep 5, 2002, 11:28 AM

Post #3 of 3 (9330 views)
Re: [crbush] HTML Area Will Not Work For Me [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the note, we'll make better mention of that in the next readme file.

Dave Edis - Senior Developer


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