Loading Text into a TEXTAREA

I have defined a TEXTAREA in IE3 and want to pass text to that textarea.

So far I have the following (which works in IE4)

<SCRIPT>
{
var s0 = "Text Var zero. "
var s1 = "Text Var one. "
var s2 = "Text Var two. "
}</SCRIPT>

and in the body -

<TEXTAREA NAME="box" ROWS="6" COLS="53" WRAP="VIRTUAL"></TEXTAREA>

I thought that if I called "box.value = s0; " it would pass "Text Var zero." to the TEXTAREA.

It does in IE4 but in IE3 I get a  "'box' is undefined" error

Any ideas??
cmuirAsked:
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MasseyMConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here you go, this works:

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<SCRIPT>
{
var s0 = "Text Var zero. " 
var s1 = "Text Var one. " 
var s2 = "Text Var two. " 
}</SCRIPT>

<FORM Name="Name">
<TEXTAREA NAME="box" ROWS="6" COLS="53" WRAP="VIRTUAL">
</TEXTAREA>
<A HREF="javascript:GoText()">Click Me</A>

<SCRIPT>
function GoText(){
document.Name.box.value = s0

}
</SCRIPT>
</FORM>

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martinagCommented:
<FORM NAME="form">
<TEXTAREA NAME="box" ROWS="6" COLS="53" WRAP="VIRTUAL"></TEXTAREA>
</FORM>

Reference to box using document.form.box ie
document.form.box.value = s0;

Martin
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cmuirAuthor Commented:
Tried document.form.box.value No error msg
But
TEXTAREA remains blank!
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martinagCommented:
Strange...
Maybe that you can not set the text, just read it.
Try this:
alert(document.form.box.value);

Does it display the text in the TEXTAREA?

Martin
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martinagCommented:
Found this in the documentation:

The value property is a string that initially reflects the VALUE attribute. This string is displayed in the text and textarea fields. The value of this property changes when a user or a program modifies the field.

You can set the value property at any time. The display of the text and textarea objects updates immediately when you set the value property.

Maybe there is a bug in IE3? That is where the problem occurs, right?
I guess your script still works in IE4.

Martin
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martinagCommented:
MasseyM,
exactly which part of that answer did you come up with by yourself?
The only new thing is the name of the form.

Martin
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jbirkCommented:
Get used to it martinag.  MasseyM does this all the time.

The only thing I can think of which may fix this is changing the names in the off chance that form or box are reserved in IE 3 for some unknown reason and are causing a problem.  Otherwise it's just an error in the browser, and yet another good reason for IE 3 users to download a real browser!
-Josh
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martinagCommented:
Thanks for the advice...

Martin
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