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Is it possible? How can I do it?

Thanks in advance!

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ID: 2649952
<SELECT onFocus='this.blur();'>
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ID: 2649962
This is overkill, but it will do what you want:


<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Enabling/Disabling Fields in NetScape and IE</title>

<SCRIPT language='javascript'>
<!-- //


function disable_enable(form)
{
   form.myfield.disabled    = !form.myfield.disabled;
   form.myselect.disabled   = !form.myselect.disabled;
   form.mytextarea.disabled = !form.mytextarea.disabled;

   window.status = 'Setting disabled flags to: ' + form.myfield.disabled;
   form.mybutton.value = ( form.myfield.disabled ) ? "Disabled" : "Enabled";
}


function onFieldFocus(element)
{
   window.status = element.name + ' disabled flag is: ' + element.disabled;

   if ( element.disabled )
   {
      // you might be tempted to do this: element.blur();
      // but this may cause problems for earlier browsers.  Use setTimeout:
      setTimeout("document.myform." + element.name + ".blur()",1);
   }
}


function onPageLoad(form)
{
   // initialize disabled flags
   form.myfield.disabled    = false;
   form.myselect.disabled   = false;
   form.mytextarea.disabled = false;

   form.myfield.focus();
   form.myfield.select();

}

// -->
</script>
</head>

<BODY onLoad='onPageLoad(this.myform);'>
<FORM name='myform'>

 My Field: &nbsp;
 <INPUT type='text'   name='myfield'  value='kEk' width='12' maxlength='24'
        onFocus='onFieldFocus(this)'><BR>

 My Select:
 <SELECT name='myselect' disabled onFocus='onFieldFocus(this)'>
   <OPTION></option>
   <OPTION>opt 1</option>
   <OPTION>opt 2</option>
   <OPTION>opt 3</option>
 </select><BR>

 My Text Area:<BR>
 <TEXTAREA name='mytextarea' wrap rows='4' cols='32' onFocus='onFieldFocus(this)'>blah blah blah</textarea><P>

 <INPUT type='button' name='mybutton' value=' Enabled ' onClick='disable_enable(this.form);'>

 <P>
 <!-- to permanently disable a field, it is not so complicated: -->
 Always Disabled:  
 <INPUT type='text' name='myfield2' disabled value="I'm Disabled!" width='14' maxlength='24'
        onFocus='setTimeout("document.myform.myfield2.blur()",1)'><BR>

</form>

</body>
</html>

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by:MTF
ID: 2650006
Thanks a lot!
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