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Why won't the onmouseover command work?

When the user scrolls over the text boxes, it should display a message from the indirectly embedded javascript page.  Is there an error in this code somewhere, because when I scroll over the text boxes, nothing happens.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<!--dynValueContactForm.html
	Uses dynValueContactForm.js
	Illustrates dynamic values
	-->
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
   <head>
      <title> Contact Form </title>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" type = "text/css" href = "team3styles.css" />
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "dynValueContactForm.js" >
      </script>

   </head>
   <body>
      <h3> Customer Information </h3>
      <form action = "">
        <p>
           <label>Name (last name, first name, middle initial)
	   	   <input type = "text" onmouseover = "messages(0)"
	  		onmouseout = "messages(2)" />
	  	   </label> <br />
		   <label class = "required"> (required) </label>
	       <br /> <br />

	       <label>Email Address (yourname@wherever.com)
	       <input type = "text" onmouseover = "messages(1)"
	  		onmouseout = "messages(2)" />
	  		</label> <br />
	       <label class = "required"> (required) </label>
	       <br /> <br />
	<label> Your message: </label> <br />
		<textarea name = "custMessage" rows = "6" cols = "60">
		</textarea>
	  	<br /><br />
	<textarea id = "adviceBox"  rows = "3" cols = "50">This box provides advice on filling out the form on this page.  Put the mouse cursor over any input field to get advice.
   	</textarea>
   	   </p>
   	<p class = "regText">
   	 	Go ahead...
   	<a style = "color: blue;"
   		onmouseover="this.style.color = 'red';
   					 this.style.font = 'italic 16pt Times';"
   		onmouseout="this.style.color = 'blue';
   					this.style.font = 'normal 16pt Times';">
   		try it!
	</a><br /><br /><br />

	       <input type = "reset" id = "reset" />

	       <input type = "submit" id = "submit" /><br /><br />

	<br /><a href = "Team_3_Home_Page.html"> Return to Home </a>
   	</p>
   	</form>
    </body>
</html>

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mkelly2384Author Commented:
Here is the .js file that goes with it...
// dynValueContactForm.js
// Illustrates dynamic values

var helpers = ["Your name must be in the form: \n \
 first name, middle initial., last name",
  "Your email address must have the form: \
  user@domain",
  "This box provides advice on filling out\
  the form on this page. Put the mouse cursor over any \ 
  input field to get advice"]

// *********************************************************** 
// The event handler function to change the value of the 
// textarea
  
function messages(adviceNumber) {
 	document.getElementById("adviceBox").value = helpers[adviceNumber];
}

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ajisasaggiCommented:
The escape characters at the end of the messages are causing the problem (not sure why though).
You can either remove them or replace with the string concatenation operator.
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Jini Jose.Net Team LeadCommented:
the problem i found is the messages array is not declared.
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Jini Jose.Net Team LeadCommented:
when i changed the variable value to one single line var helpers = ["Your name must be in the form: \n \ first name, middle initial., last name",  "Your email address must have the form: \  user@domain",  "This box provides advice on filling out\  the form on this page. Put the mouse cursor over any \   input field to get advice"]

and put a semicolum at the end.

it is working perfectly.

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SnarflesCommented:
Try this

var helpers = ["Your name must be in the form: \n first name, middle initial., last name",
  "Your email address must have the form: user@domain",
  "This box provides advice on filling out the form on this page. Put the mouse cursor over any input field to get advice"];

see http://snarfles.net/code/mouseover.html to see it working.

Cheers

Luke
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ajisasaggiCommented:
Found the problem.
There is an extra blank space after the escape character at line 9 in the JS file. Just remove that.

By the way, there is an easy way to validate JS files in Windows. Just double click the file and error messages, if any, will be displayed.
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Jini Jose.Net Team LeadCommented:
if you are using firefox, then it is easy to find the javascript errors. just click the tools--> error console. it will display the page errors.

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Easwaran ParamasivamCommented:
Please do ensure the path specified of dynValueContactForm.js in <script type = "text/javascript" src = "dynValueContactForm.js" > is correct and the file existance.
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mkelly2384Author Commented:
Thanks everybody.  It's working great!
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