Hide show validation message

How can I hide and show the validation message below?
There are going to be several elements in the form.

<label for="txtBillingFirstName">First Name:<span class="required">*<strong style="display:inline" class="validate">First Name is required</strong></span></label><input type="text" id="txtBillingFirstName" maxlength="15" />
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JRockFLAsked:
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Anuradha GoliSystems Development / Support SpecialistCommented:
place all the elements in div tag
change the display property to block /none to show /hide div tag.
<div id="divcontent">...................</div>

document.getelementbyid("divcontent").display ="block"
leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
you may use :
        $("label[for='" + $(this).attr("id") + "']").show();

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and :
        $("label[for='" + $(this).attr("id") + "']").hide();

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check this page : http://jsfiddle.net/hJXug/
JRockFLAuthor Commented:
leakim971,
I'm just wanting to show/hide this part.
<strong style="display:inline" class="validate">First Name is required</strong>

anuradhay,
Do yo mean like this?
<div id="validateFirstName">
<strong style="display:inline" class="validate">First Name is required</strong>
</div>
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
so use :
        $("label[for='" + $(this).attr("id") + "']").find("span").show();
and :
        $("label[for='" + $(this).attr("id") + "']").find("span").hide();

check the page updated : http://jsfiddle.net/hJXug/2/

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JRockFLAuthor Commented:
leakim971,

Thank you! I'm going to do it slightly different,
Is this syntax correct?

 $("label[for=txtBillingFirstName").find("span").show();
leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
it will work only for this one... so you will need to create a code for each input.
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