Re: Tricky Form

fcltps@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Thu, 20 Jun 96 08:42:31 +0500


From: fcltps@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Message-Id: <9606201246.AA0229@terry.fcla.ufl.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 96 08:42:31 +0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Tricky Form




> >>
> >> >How do you default the blinking cursor to a field in a form? Has anyone
> >> >done this before?
> >>
> >> As far as I know, there's no way.  In any case, why should you want to?
> >>
> >
> >In my case, our users are complaining that they have to set focus on input
> >forms.  Once in an input field <tab> moves the cursor to the next one.
> >It would be nice to specify the placement of the cursor right at the start.
> >
> >terry sullivan
> >Florida Center for Library Automation
> 
> 
> 
> Ah, you mean tabbing doesn't activate until you click with the mouse?
> Netscape 1.1 had this "problem" but 2.0 "fixed" it. Except that once you
> tab into a multi-line textbox, the tab key just inserts a control
> character. Oh well, I guess they have to save some things for future
> revisions!

No, I mean you can not tab from one input field to the next until you set the 
cursor focus in an input field.  I tried 2.01 and sure enough the tab didn't
work until I set the focus in an input field.


terry sullivan
Florida Center for Library Automation