How do i make a textbox value disable + cannot edit_URGENT

  LEts say i have a texbox:

<input type="text" name="username" value=<%=username%> size=20 />

How do i make disable so that the user cannot change that value.

Second question:
  LEts 's say a user gets a value from the pop-up calender, or list, the textbox, where the value is put in cannot be edited by the user.
How do i do that?

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put a readonly in your text box
<input type="text" name="username" value=<%=username%> size=20  readonly/>
two other options:

<input type="text" name="username" value=<%=username%> size=20  disabled = 'disabled' />

or...crossBrowser, crossVersion compatible:

<input type="text" name="username" value=<%=username%> size=20  onfocus=this.blur() />


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<input type="hidden" name="username" value="<%= username%> />

and then just write there name on the page

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Jasbir21Author Commented:
  when i tried i got the error :
C:\apache\tomcat\work\Catalina\localhost\jsp-examples\org\apache\jsp\jsp2\ cannot resolve symbol
symbol  : method form (java.lang.String)
location: interface javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest
I can't figure out why,thanks
if you mean jay's last example -- that is not javascript; it is asp/vbscript

sorry i thought it was asp

what is it jsp?

if so i no notta about it

Jasbir21Author Commented:
oh, jsp is java servlet pages, i am just beginning to learn that ,

Thanks so much for the help, i would be spliting points since both answers were very very helpful. I guess, its' an A with both accepted answers.

Thanks and God bless
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