Re: Tricky Form

fcltps@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Thu, 20 Jun 96 16:40:17 +0500


From: fcltps@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu
Message-Id: <9606202048.AA0264@terry.fcla.ufl.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 96 16:40:17 +0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Tricky Form



> Of course; tabbing from field to field only makes sense once the input
> focus is set. Later versions of Netscape do, I believe, pre-set the focus
> to the first writable field. I would suggest that if you need the focus to
> start somewhere else then your form isn't laid out in the best manner;
> while it would clearly be "nice" to be able to have the cursor appear
> anywhere, and similarly for Lynx's anchor cursor to start at an arbitrary
> link, it is almost always unnecessary, and IMHO would generally only serve
> to confuse the average user.
> 


Unfortunately, I have no control on the placement of input fields.  
The application, WebPortal, is a 3270 data stream to HTML translator.
I did use javascript, as you suggested, and it works - only problem 
is that I only know of two browsers that support this feature - o well.


terry sullivan