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The code below does not work in Netscape 7+ (does work in IE). How do I work around this?

   <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
          <!--
          document.onKeyDown = function keyPress(evt)
               {
               var keyCode =
               document.layers ? evt.which :
               document.all ? event.keyCode :
               document.getElementById ? evt.keyCode : 0;
               if (keyCode == 13)
                   return false;
             
               }
          //-->
          </script>       
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To capture keystrokes, it's a little different in IE and Netscape (of course). Here is code which will work in either browser:

document.onkeypress = getKey;
function getKey(keyStroke) {
   var keyCode = (document.layers) ? keyStroke.which : event.keyCode;
   var keyString = String.fromCharCode(keyCode).toLowerCase();
}

Your form's onKeyDown event should then simply call getKey() to enter the function.

http://www.breakingpar.com/bkp/home.nsf/Doc?OpenNavigator&U=CACEB633F995E9CE87256AFB00141646
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No response here, so can only assume that shivsa has helped and the solution is to be accepted.  Will check back shortly and post Moderator recommendation.
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