java script image map problem

Posted on 2000-04-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
when you enter my and the mouse is over the image map that is linked to show text in a form you get an error but when you enter the page and the mouse is not over the image map it loads just fine. how do i fix it, you can view the page at
Question by:bjbmod

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jbirk earned 300 total points
ID: 2759977
The problem is that the form element you are modifying doesn't exist yet when you rollover it while it's still loading.  This causes an error since it can't find the object.  So you have to set a variable in the onLoad handler for the document.  This will ensure that it is loaded before trying to modify it.


Then in the map areas:
onMouseOver="if (loaded) theForm.out.value='SHOPPING'"

Also be sure to define loaded in the header:
<SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
var loaded = false;
// -->

This should fix it for you.

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I am happy, Thank you!

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