DOM Radio buttons in Netscape/Mozilla

Can anyone tell me why this code doesn't work in Netscape/Mozilla?

document.body.appendChild(document.createElement("<input name=me type=radio>"));

It works fine in IE.
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brgivensAsked:
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jaysolomonCommented:
Dunno why NS does not work. But try this

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function Orefresh() {
document.getElementById('myForm').innerHTML += "<input type='radio' name='me'>";
}
// -->
</script>
</head>
<body>
<A HREF style="cursor: hand" onclick="Orefresh();return false;" class="Normal">
TEST</a><br />

<div id="myForm">
</div>

</body>
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ahosangFinance Systems DeveloperCommented:
Didn't work because that's not proper DOM creating standard. The standards can all be found at www.w3c.org under DOM and then DOM Technical reports.
More like:
var txt=document.createElement("input");
txt.name="mytext";
txt.type="radio";
document.forms['myform'].appendChild(txt);
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jaysolomonCommented:
PLEASE EXCEPT AHOSANG ANSWER AS HIS IS CORRECT

Your right ahosang

now that i look at it again i see the problem.

<html>
<head>
<title></title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
function ee(){
var txt=document.createElement("input");
txt.name="mytext";
txt.type="radio";
document.forms['myform'].appendChild(txt);
}
// -->
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form name="myform" method="post" action="">
  <input type="button" name="btn" value="Add" onclick="ee();">
</form>
</body>
</html>
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brgivensAuthor Commented:
OK, ahosang's solution is correct (for Netscape), but I want to point out that it doesn't work in IE.  IE doesn't allow you to set the name property after the element has been created.  The only way (that I've found) to actually set the name property in IE is to include it in the createElement parameter; ie document.createElement("<tag> name=myName>");

If anyone knows of another way to set the name property of element in IE, I'm all ears.

Here's a script to illustrate:

<html>
<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="sophie/sophie.css" />
<script src="sophie/toolbox.js"></script>
<script language="javascript">

function test() {
  var o = document.createElement("input");
  o.name = "me";
  o.type = "radio";
  document.body.appendChild(o);
  o = document.createElement("input");
  o.name = "me";
  o.type = "radio";
  document.body.appendChild(o);
}

</script>
</head>
<body onload="test();">
</body>
</html>

IE will render the script and if you examine the name property of either control, it will report "me", but when you click on one of the buttons, you'll notice neither button can be set.  This script works fine:

function test() {
  document.body.appendChild(document.createElement("<input name=me type=radio>"));
  document.body.appendChild(document.createElement("<input name=me type=radio>"));
}
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brgivensAuthor Commented:
Oops... I included an external stylesheet & script in the last post... just remove them from the script.
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ahosangFinance Systems DeveloperCommented:
Then you'll have to branch the function into Netscape and IE branches to cover for the IE bugs.
function test() {
  if (document.all) {//better in this case to specifically target IE in sniff
   // code that ran for IE
  } else {
    // code that ran for Netscape
  }
}
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