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javascript mozill problem

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hello friends

i am doing validation on textbox through javascript
i have written a function on KeyPress Event of textbox
to enter text only means (a-z,A-Z)
it is working fine in IE but in mozilla the backspace and delete keys are not working
if i enter text in textbox then press backspace then it doesnt work
please tell me soln

function text(event)

var keycode;
if (window.event)
keycode = window.event.keyCode;
keycode = event.which;
if(keycode>=65 && keycode<=90 && || keycode>=97 && keycode<=122)
return true;

return false;

Jun 18 '07 #1
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How are you calling text()?
Jun 18 '07 #2

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How are you calling text()?
i am calling text() on textbox onkeypress event like
onKeyPress="return text(event)"
Jun 21 '07 #3

Expert Mod 15k+
P: 16,027
Backspace's unicode is 8 and delete's is 46. You need to check for those and allow them.

You can also make your code shorter and easier on the check for alphabetic characters by using regular expressions:
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  1. alphacheck = /[a-zA-Z]/
  2. return !alphacheck.test(keycode)
though you would add in checks for backspace and delete too.
Jun 21 '07 #4

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