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JavaScript function required for form onfocus and onblur

Posted on 2016-11-21
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I have a form as below, onfocus and  onblur where previously working but not anymore.

Can anyone provide a JavaScript function to do the same thing and should I try loading at the bottom of the page.

Thanks in advance


<form action="members-search" method="GET">
<br /> 
<div id="get_my_location" class="ui-widget"><label for="suburb">Where do you need a Service Professional?</label><br /> 

<input type="text" value="Enter Post Code or Suburb" name="suburb" id="suburb" 

onfocus="if(this.value == 'Enter Post Code or Suburb'){ this.value = ''; }"

onblur="if(this.value == ''){ this.value = 'Enter Post Code or Suburb'; }"> 

<br />
<input id="set_suburb" type="submit" value="Get Started" /></div><br /> 
</form>

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leakim971 earned 2000 total points
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just use the HTML5 placeholder attribute : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/input#attr-placeholder
test page : https://jsfiddle.net/3716ym9j/2/

else with javascript :
https://jsfiddle.net/3716ym9j/1/

<form action="members-search" method="GET">
  <br /> 
  <div id="get_my_location" class="ui-widget"><label for="suburb">Where do you need a Service Professional?</label><br /> 
  <input type="text" value="Enter Post Code or Suburb" name="suburb" id="suburb" /> 
  <br />
  <input id="set_suburb" type="submit" value="Get Started" /></div><br /> 
</form>
<script>
	var on = function(event, id, code) {
  	if(document.getElementById(id).addEventListener)
    	document.getElementById(id).addEventListener(event, code, false);
    else
    	document.getElementById(id).attachEvent("on"+event, code);
  }
	on("focus", "suburb", function() {
  	if(this.value == 'Enter Post Code or Suburb')
    	this.value = '';
  });
	on("blur", "suburb", function() {
  	if(this.value == '')
    	this.value = 'Enter Post Code or Suburb';
  });
</script>

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by:sabecs
ID: 41898328
Thanks, very much appreciated, I never new about the placeholder HTML5 option, that is perfect.
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