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Re: Setting focus in a php form


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Sep 13, 2006 11:50AM

You try using TABINDEX attribute, this would make the first tab go a the element you want to have focus.

This would probably only work if the page was be totally reloaded not if you were dynamically updating the content.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:41:39 -0600
>From: "Erika Noll Webb" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: [WebAIM] Setting focus in a php form
>To: "'WebAIM Discussion List'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >, < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>We're working on a project where we have a php form that displays new fields
>after it makes a call to the database to determine what options will be
>available based on user decisions previously in the form. I'm trying to
>figure out a good way to reset the focus to the next section of the form
>after each action. Does anybody know a good way to do this? Right now, the
>page scrolls, but it's not really resetting the focus (although visually it
>might seem like it does). It's a hack, and I'd like a cleaner and more
>accessible solution.
>Erika Noll Webb, Ph.D.
>Partner, Quintus Design
>5370 Manhattan Circle Suite 105
>Boulder CO 80303
>o) 303.449.5020
>m) 720.319.2145
>f) 303.449.7045
>IM erikanollwebb

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