document.getElementById fails

Posted on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
why might    document.getElementById("XYZ")     fail?    I can look at the page source and see the table ID "XYZ" in the page...and can only find one such ID (searched, using pagespy) it was working before I made the latest round of changes...

But it keeps coming up null.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Question by:codequest
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callrs earned 400 total points
ID: 17792615
Syntax error In the HTML or in the javascript. Try Firefox browser to pinpoint errors (In FF: Tools -> Javascript Console)

Is there an equal sign? Matched quotes? Matched case? etc.

<table id="XYZ">
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b0lsc0tt earned 75 total points
ID: 17792701

What were the changes you made?  Besides the good things mentioned by Callrs the message may be appearing because of what you are looking for when you get Null.  What is the line that is giving the Null?

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.


Author Comment

ID: 17792714
Thanks for input.  Problem shifted...I'm working on a puzzle and this was a test case.  Points will be awarded...I'll leave this open a while to see if need reappears.
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HonorGod earned 25 total points
ID: 17796179
1 possibility is a syntax error in the element associated with the specified ID

Author Comment

ID: 17796190
Thanks for input.  This is resolved...must have been what callrs suggested.   Points to others for cross-validation.

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