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javascript clear single text field

Posted on 2009-04-06
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I want to clear a single form field (text) with a hyperlink.
Something like this:
<a href="javascript:form1.datefield.value=' ' " >clear date</a>
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Question by:webdork
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by:HonorGod
ID: 24080809
What's the problem.  That looks like it should work,
as long as:

The form has a "name" attribute of "form1", e.g.,

<form name="form1" ...>

and the input field has a "name" attribute of "datefield"

e.g.,

<input type="text" name="datefield">
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by:webdork
ID: 24080914
Its a syntax error. must be with the quote double quote

Ive tried
<a href='javascript:form1.USWP_Expiry.value=""' >clear date</a>

and
<a href="javascript:form1.USWP_Expiry.value= ' ' " >clear date</a>
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Michel Plungjan earned 500 total points
ID: 24081029
Better:

<a href="#" onClick="document.form1.datefield.value=''; return false " >clear date</a>

for a NAMED form with a NAMED field

Or

<a href="#" onClick="document.getElementById('datefield').value=''; return false " >clear date</a>
 
for a field with an ID

Note that the ='' are two single quotes
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by:webdork
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That did it.

Thank you.

WD
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