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Great tutorial and easy JavaScript solution for forms by Dori Smith. As Dori explains,

"If novice web users visit your web site, they may have difficulty filling out your forms because they just don’t work they way they expect them to--the way that they’ve been trained by their existing applications...

"This month’s script shows you how to create checkboxes and radio buttons for which clicking on the associated text label works the same as clicking on the form field itself."

Dori is the DHTML Pro at devX and well known author of Java and JavaScript books published by PeachPit Press.

06:36 pm, pst17 January, 2001 Comments, Trackbacks ·

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