set the tab index to the other field which is disabled by JavaScript code

Hello EVERYONE, I set the tab index and it works whne the other field is enabled but it does NOT work when it's disabled, it skips right past it to the next enabled field... Is there any way to overcome this problem?

Thank you,
Angie H.      


<TD class="responseinside">
               <input type="text" value="<%=iProjectedPercentage5%>" tabindex=23 class="percentage" maxlength = "3" name="ProjectedPercentage5" id="ProjectedPercentage5"  onBlur="this.value=formatCurrency(this.value); projPercentage5(); specifyProjectedPercentageOther();" />&nbsp;<strong>%</strong>
               
      </td>
        <TD class="responseinside"> Other: &nbsp;<input tabindex=24 style="width:150px; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 8pt" type="text" value="<%=sProjectedPercentageOther%>"  name="ProjectedPercentageOther" id="ProjectedPercentageOther" /></TD>
            

<script>

window.onload = main;

function main(){
specifyProjectedPercentageOther();
}
function specifyProjectedPercentageOther()
{
      if(document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentage5.value > 0){
            document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.disabled = false;
            document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.style.backgroundColor="#FFFFFF";
      } else {
            document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.disabled = true;
            document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.value = "";
            document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.style.backgroundColor="#CCCCCC";      
      }
}
</script>
Gemini532Asked:
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nizsmoConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
No, read only should not let you type anything in:
http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/forms/_INPUT_DISABLED.html

but I may have misspelt (or mis-cased) the readOnly, try this:
document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.readOnly=true;
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nizsmoDeveloperCommented:
Is hiding it an option?
style="display:none"

when you are disabling an element by design it ignores the field completely, since it is disabled.
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Gemini532Author Commented:
how would I hide it?
can you help me with the code?
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Gemini532Author Commented:
can I just changed disabled to readonly?
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nizsmoDeveloperCommented:
document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.readonly=true;
this is for readonly, you can try and see if it works.

document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.style.display = 'none';

This is to hide it.
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Gemini532Author Commented:
Hello nizsmo:

I followed your sugestion and wrote this code:

document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.readonly=true;

The taborder works, but the OTHER button is not readonly, meaning I can enter data in it even whne it is in its read only state... This is incorrect... Does read only work differently than disabled?

Angie
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Gemini532Author Commented:
Hi nizsmo,
I agree that there is something wrong in the JavaScript code, but he link  you sent me is for HTML
and the code you send me does not work:

document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.readOnly=true;

There must be another way to code using readonly

Angie
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Gemini532Author Commented:
I reserached and it turns out you're right, readOnly is case sensitive and NOW I can write the the columns and before I coudl NOT but the tabbing problem still remains...and that was the problem in the first place, I could have kept the code disabled if it wasn't for the need of the application to automtically tab from the checkbox OTHER to the TextBOX next to it...

like this
___              _______________________________________
|___|  Other: |______________________________________|

So when they tab using the tab key, it shoudl go from the checkbox to the textbox which is NOW enabled because when they tab the checkbox it automatically makes the textbox enabled though the code above: document.OPICForm.ProjectedPercentageOther.readOnly=true;

HOWEVER, the problem is that instead of doing it that way, the tab moves to the next checkbox

I myself have entered the tabindex as you can see in the code below, but still it skips the textbox, can you help me find out how to fix this?

 <input type="text"  tabindex=23 class="percentage" name="ProjectedPercentage5" id="ProjectedPercentage5"  onBlur="this.value=formatCurrency(this.value); projPercentage5(); specifyProjectedPercentageOther();" />&nbsp;<strong>%</strong>
               
 </td><TD class="responseinside"> Other: &nbsp;<input tabindex=24   name="ProjectedPercentageOther" id="ProjectedPercentageOther" />

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Gemini532Author Commented:
Youre right I'm adding a new question on top of the one you already answered, that's not the righ way of doign things
Thank U for you help
readOnly worked!
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nizsmoDeveloperCommented:
Glad to help Germini532, please post another question (if you have not already) should you need assistance :)
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