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jQuery: Reset input to default value when document ready

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Using jQuery, how can I reset an input to its default value?  in Firefox, this code makes all inputs blank when the page is refreshed.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Demo</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

history.navigationMode = 'compatible';
$('*').unbind();
$(window).unload(function () {
 scroll(0, 0);
 $('*').unbind();
 $('input[type=text], select, textarea').val('');
});

$(document).ready(function() {

});

</script>
</head>
<body>
 <div>
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="1" />
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="2" />
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="3" />
 </div>
</body>
</html>

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Question by:hankknight
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by:Gary
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onunload is unreliable
Why would you want to clear the values before the page is refreshed?
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test page : http://jsfiddle.net/vWd7U/
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Demo</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

history.navigationMode = 'compatible';
$('*').unbind();
$(window).unload(function () {
 scroll(0, 0);
 $('*').unbind();
});

$(document).ready(function() {
 $(':text,select,textarea').val('');
});

</script>
</head>
<body>
 <div>
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="1" />
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="2" />
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="3" />
 </div>
</body>
</html>

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by:hankknight
ID: 39595652
GaryC123, I am using onunload to demonstrate the problem.  It is one of the ways that form values can get changed.  

leakim971, your code makes the inputs always blank.  They should be reset to the values "1", "2" and "3" respectively every time you refresh the page.
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by:Gary
Gary earned 333 total points
ID: 39595670
Don't make sense
You're making a problem out of a situation that makes no sense.
If the page is refreshed what does it matter what is in the textboxes, the elements cease to exist.
FF has aggressive caching and will autofill inputs etc with previous values. To stop this you can use autocomplete="off".  If you don't want to do it manually you can use jquery to set the attribute at load time.
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by:hankknight
ID: 39599190
Thank you both for the help.  With your help I figured it out:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>Demo</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

history.navigationMode = 'compatible';
$('*').unbind();
$(window).unload(function () {
 scroll(0, 0);
 $('*').unbind();
 $('input[type=text], select, textarea').val('');
});

$(document).ready(function() {

 $('input[value]').each(function() {
  $(this).val($(this)[0].defaultValue);
 });

});

</script>
</head>
<body>
 <div>
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="1" />
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="2" />
  <input type="text" size="3" maxlength="2" value="3" />
 </div>
</body>
</html>

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