javascript - create textarea with name

Discussion in 'Coding Help' started by conor, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. conor

    conor New Member

    this could be a long shot but I am stuck with this code atm. I don't know anything about javascript but i have found myself trying to edit it. I want to create a textarea with a name.

    I got this sample script that does the job perfectly but it is just missing a name for the textarea. This is just a bit of it:

    function catchIt(e) {
            if (editing) return;
            if (!document.getElementById || !document.createElement) return;
            if (!e) var obj = window.event.srcElement;
            else var obj =;
            while (obj.nodeType != 1) {
                    obj = obj.parentNode;
            if (obj.tagName == 'TEXTAREA' || obj.tagName == 'A') return;
            while (obj.nodeName != 'P' && obj.nodeName != 'HTML') {
                    obj = obj.parentNode;
            if (obj.nodeName == 'HTML') return;
            var x = obj.innerHTML;
            var y = document.createElement('textarea');
    //      y.appendChild(document.createTextNode(x));
            var z = obj.parentNode;
            y.value = x;
            editing = true;
            return false;
    The output of which in HTML is just <textarea></textarea> That's basically it. I need to change the script to create something like <textarea name="text"></textarea>

    I have tried adding lines such as this in but I have yet to get any results!...

    I have been searching online all night for a solution so it would be nice to get it wrapped up! Thanks for any help.
  2. louie

    louie New Member

    try this:
    var y = document.createElement('textarea');
  3. conor

    conor New Member

    thanks louie that did the job!
  4. louie

    louie New Member

    of course it does. You were using the wrong code for setting attributes...
  5. conor

    conor New Member

    yeah! as I said, I don't know anything about JavaScript! But it is a language that i really want to and do plan to learn! My attempt was just a wild guess from looking at the rest of the code... Once I get my head over PHP then its JavaScript all the way!

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