pre fill input text field of html form

  I have a simple html form as below:

<form action="page1.php" method="post">
<td> <input type="text" name="username" size="20" maxlength="40" id="user"><br>
<input type="submit" value="login" name="submit">

What should I add to this code so that the input field will be filled up with some text like "username here" when this page is opened.
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<input type="text" name="username" size="20" maxlength="40" id="user" value="username here">

If you want the "username here" to go away when you click the textbox ... use this:

<script type="text/javascript">
function clearDefault(el) {
  if (el.defaultValue==el.value) el.value = ""

... in the body put:

<input type="text" name="username" size="20" maxlength="40" id="user" value="username here" onfocus="clearDefault(this)">

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Wow I guess your answer must have really ticked for them, jessegivy! haha
kavishshuklaAuthor Commented:
o. I didn't know I had to accept ONE OF THE GIVEN ANSWERS.
I thought I could accept any one and the entire question answer session will be available for other viewers.
my bad..
You are suppose to accept the answer that help you out, if it's the perfect answer to fix your problem you assigned a grade of A, if it's somewhat helpfull but you still had to work it out to work, than you can give a grade of B or C or even D and guess what, you can even split the point between different answer.


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