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simple javascript not working

Jerry Kroger
Jerry Kroger asked
Last Modified: 2015-04-12
Here's the code involved:

          <script language="javascript">
               function sms() {
                   alert("at sms");  /*this alert does NOT work*/

         <input type="checkbox" onclick="alert('at sms call'); sms();" /> <!-- when box is clicked, this alert works...-->

Any assistance will be most appreciated. This is driving me nuts! :-)

Thanks much,
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