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disabled = true does on work using Firefox

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In Javascript using Internet Explorer, I'm disabling a button, like this:

var btn = document.getElementById("ctl00_PageContent_btnNext__Button");
btn.disabled = true;

However this does not work using Firefox.  Now, I have read numerous articles on various sites on this issue, and none of the solutions have worked.  I'm looking for a solution that works.   Please do not just point me to another article or site.  I'm looking for a definitive answer - one that works.
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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10765149/disabled-works-in-ie-but-not-in-firefox

The link explains that IE grays out the button while firefox does not, however it is disbaled.
Have you tried clicking on the button in firefox?

The solution proposed in that site is to use a different image to imitate the grayed out button.
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by:HLRosenberger
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Yes, I already saw this article.  I wish it was truely disabled, but just not grayed out.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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if you are using an xhtml doctype then the correct reference is:

btn.disabled = 'disabled';

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by:HLRosenberger
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Yes, this worked.  I used a new CSS class to gray out the button.
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