Clear cftextarea with button

I have a simple cfform with a text area and I would like to have a "clear" button. I have tried using javascript and even just reset buttons but nothing seems to work. Could someone assist? Thank you.

<cfform name="textform" id="textform" method="post" action="#">
      <cftextarea name="textarea" width="500" height="400" toolbar="Basic" richtext="yes"></cftextarea>
</cfform>
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_agx_Commented:
With "richtext" fields, the editor controls the field value. You need to use the editor to change the value. For CF9+, try:

<script type="text/javascript">
	function clearTextArea( elementName ) {
		// get reference to richtext field
		var obj = ColdFusion.RichText.getEditorObject(elementName);
		// clear the value
		obj.SetData("");		
	}
</script>
<cfform name="textform" id="textform" method="post" action="##">
    <cftextarea name="textarea" width="500" height="400" toolbar="Basic" richtext="yes"></cftextarea>
	<a href="javascript:clearTextArea('textarea')">Clear Text</a>
</cfform> 

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