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problem with form field with value cursor position when clicked.

I have a form. The text fields have a value in them. I want the user to be able to edit the existing value. But in IE, when they click on the form field, the cursor goes to the start of value that was entered. You have to use the right arrow key to move the cursor to be able to add an additional value.

This doesn't seem to happen in Firefox. Is this just an IE issue, or is there a fix.  
This is an excerpt of the code: 

<body   topmargin="0" >
<form method="post" name="FormBox2" action=/demo/user/control_panel.php enctype="multipart/form-data" target="_self" >
<center><table width="960" border="0" cellspacing="0" >
<tr>
	<td colspan="4" width="960" valign="top">
	<center><a href='index.php' style="	border: none; 	text-decoration: none;"><img src="http://www.somesite.com/user_images/ConstructionGuys.jpg" alt="" style="margin-left:140px; border: none; 	text-decoration: none; "></a><h1>My Site</h1></center> </td>
</tr>
<tr>
	<td id="hdline" colspan="4"><center><h2>Control Panel</h2></td>
</tr>
<td colspan="4" ><tr><td colspan="4" valign="top" class="namesSub" align="right"><center><br><br><h3>EDIT SUB CATEGORIES FOR </h3></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" class="namesSub" ><input type="text" name="subcategory4[109]" value="ASBESTOS 111" size="25" maxlength="80" ></td>
			<td valign="top" class="namesSub" ><span style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; margin-top:0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Email&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td>
			<td valign="top" class="namesSub" colspan="2" style="text-align: left;"><select name='subemail4[109]'>
	  <option value="" >CHOOSE EMAIL ADDRESS</option>	<option value="hello@goodby.com" >hello@goodby.com - Telus</option>	<option value="foo@somedomain.com" selected>foo@somedomain.com - Primax</option>	<option value="supplier@testtest.com" >supplier@testtest.com - Home Depot</option>	<option value="birwn@suddensales.com" >foo@somedomain.com - Canadian Enterprises</option></select>
			</tr><tr><td valign="top" class="namesSub" ><input type="text" name="subcategory4[110]" value="BUILDING 222" size="25" maxlength="80" ></td>
			<td valign="top" class="namesSub" ><span style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; margin-top:0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Email&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td>
			<td valign="top" class="namesSub" colspan="2" style="text-align: left;"><select name='subemail4[110]'>
	  <option value="" >CHOOSE EMAIL ADDRESS</option>	<option value="hello@goodby.com" >hello@goodby.com - Telus</option>	<option value="foo@somedomain.com" selected>foo@somedomain.com - Primax</option>	<option value="supplier@testtest.com" >supplier@testtest.com - Home Depot</option>	<option value="foo@somedomain.com" >foo@somedomain.com - Canadian Enterprises</option></select>
			</tr><tr><td valign="top" class="namesSub" ><input type="text" name="subcategory4[111]" value="CURBS 88888 Pavement" size="25" maxlength="80" ></td>

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birwin
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birwin
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Ivo StoykovCommented:
Perhaps you have some javascript. For it works fine and there is no cursor jumping...


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HainKurtSr. System AnalystCommented:
i do not have that issue with IE 8...
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birwinAuthor Commented:
That is strange. I had a small jQuery statement in the head that ask for a validation if the selected DELETE. I removed it, and jQuery, and still got the same result.
I am using IE8 on a Window7 64 bit laptop.
It may be a corruption of my individual browser. I'll try it on my wife's computer and see if I get the same result.
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birwinAuthor Commented:
This is too bizare. I tried to select the type in one of the form fields and got this error symbol. I have never seen this before. (see image)
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Ivo StoykovCommented:
try competible mode
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birwinAuthor Commented:
I am not sure what you mean
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dmeerenCommented:
Behind the adress bar you have a paper sign, thats for compatible mode
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birwinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for participating. My problem turned out to be an open anchor in an inclued.  I didn't find it quickly, sineI had originally pulled the include from my root directory, and then moved it to the current directory. I had not changed the ../ on all of the includes. Since I knew the include in the current directory was fine, and I missed the ../ infront of the include, I never caught that the old include had the error. I only found it after going line by line over the source code, since the difference was not noticeable to me in the PHP code.
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