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Using Javascript, I'm trying to do the following -

1.  Read the ID and name attribute of a DIV tag
2.  Depending on the value of the DIV ID attribute, set the STYLE:visibility tag to either 'hidden' or 'visible'.

Here's the DIV tag I'm working with -

<DIV ID=23453 STYLE=visibility:visible; name=listingDIV>

What's the best way to go about accessing the values?

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bhagyesht earned 200 total points
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first of all it wont work on IE ie requires id and name to be the same ie document.getElementsbyName still searches for id
so first of all make id and name have the same value
like below.
<DIV ID=listingDIV STYLE=visibility:visible; name=listingDIV>

now your value u need can be assigned in a text property like
<DIV ID=listingDIV STYLE=visibility:visible; name=listingDIV text=23453 >
 and your script could be like
<script>
function myfunction()
{
     if  (document.getElementsByName("listingDIV")[0].text=="hello")
     {
          document.getElementsByName("listingDIV")[0].style.visibility="hidden";
     }
     else
     {
          document.getElementsByName("listingDIV")[0].style.visibility="visible";
     }
}
</script>

now call the function on the event u like
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