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Fix for using EVAL command in JS

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I have js that works ok in IE but Firefox returns the error message "Document.forms is not a function" on ht eline that begins with the "For" operator.

Ya, I'm a real nube.. is it obvious?

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  1. fms='document.forms(tempFormName)'
  2. for (i=0; i<eval(fms+'.length'); i++)
  3.  
Thanks in advance!!
Jun 9 '11 #1
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Dormilich
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P: 8,639
that’s correct, there is no forms() method in the document object (that is JScript only). but why should you have more than one form with the same name?

in standard DOM you access forms by:
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  1. // by index number (in document order)
  2. document.forms[form_number]
  3. // by known name
  4. document.form_name
  5. // by unknown name
  6. document[form_name]
Jun 10 '11 #2

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Hi Dormilich,
Thanks for responding so quickly. I was given a task to take a look at some web pages and I find myself asking the same question you did. "Why". I think I may just pass this project onto someone more experienced.

Thank you
Jun 10 '11 #3

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Hey, strange example, first rule: eval is evil :).
Jun 22 '11 #4

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