Automatically having the cursor in the text box

Look at this code:

   <HTML><TITLE>Drop down menu of publications</TITLE>
   <HEAD>
   <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
// Identify browser
browserName = navigator.appName;
browserOK = true;
if (browserName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer")
browserOK = false;
if (browserOK) {
alert("Please use MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER if you intend to use the 'Add HYPERLINK' button. This button will not work when using Netscape.")
}
//  -->
   </SCRIPT>
   </HEAD>
   <FONT SIZE=-2>
   Internet and Oracle database programming by <FONT COLOR=red>Marco Mastrocola</FONT>  email:<A HREF="mailto:marco@coolmail.net">marco@coolmail.net</A> &nbsp;
   </FONT>
   <H2><BR><BR><CENTER>Choose a publication to edit<BR></H2>
   <FORM METHOD="post" ACTION="see_or_change.see_rec">
   Type in a publication number:<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="typed_rec_in" SIZE=10 VALUE=" ">
   <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="the_rec_number" VALUE="">
   <INPUT TYPE="submit"  VALUE="Show record">
   </FORM>
   </HTML>
   



All I want is for the cursor to automatically be in the text box when the page opens, instead of the user to have to click in the box before typing in a number.


How do I do it?
marcomaAsked:
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TTomCommented:
I don't see a <body> tag in your document, but, if one were there, use:

<body onload="document.forms[0].typed_rec_in.focus()">

Should do it.

Tom
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Nathan Stanford SrSenior ProgrammerCommented:
Tom Post it as an Answer or I will what you suggest is the ANSWER.

Sorry, I just hate to have the unanswer questions lying around.
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marcomaAuthor Commented:
That is just what I needed. Thanks.
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TTomCommented:
nathans:

As you can see, comments can be accepted as answers at any point by the questioner (but I agree about unanswered questions lying about).

marcoma:

Thanks!!

Tom
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