Thread: Styles for forms and elements
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08-02-2002, 10:14 AM #1
Styles for forms and elements
Hey. right now I have a form. One area is a text area. However it will already contain text and i'd like to make it non-writeable. I've seen thisdone in other places though I cannot recall where and am pretty sure it was a CSS value which defined weather or not I could write to it
08-03-2002, 06:40 AM #2
To make a form element read-only, add readonly to the tag -
<textarea cols="30" rows="10" name="bob" readonly> blah badger blah </textarea>
08-03-2002, 08:37 AM #3
As usual, thanks for the tips, QuietDean.
I've just added variations of each at
Now, is there any way to eliminate that unneeded scrollbar
to the right of the window?
Changing the border colors?
08-03-2002, 09:04 AM #4
I had a play, the scroll bars are not rendered if not needed in Mozilla, but I found a workaround for IE (tested in 6) which should work. The border is in there, too -
<form NAME="example"> <textarea COLS="56" ROWS="1" READONLY STYLE="background:#ffffe0; color:#8b0000; font-family: verdana; font-size:14px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; text-decoration:none; overflow: hidden; border: 5px dashed #000069;"> Secondary SCRIPTs, STYLEs and TABLEs test page. </textarea></form>
08-03-2002, 08:05 PM #5
Merci beaucoup, QuietDean. You are a MASTER of your craft.
Now, the test pages show what is possible with this "quick and dirty" trick that uses a FORM for something for which it wasn't designed - much as a screw driver for opening a can of paint -- the types of tricks and techniques that make my own internet life much more interesting and enjoyable.
This is something I definitely will be using on various pages to display just such a disclaimer, entry notice or other user friendly text 'box' that stands out on the page "without the borders" that sometimes detract from it. ( It'll also make other webmasters wonder how it was done. )
02-21-2009, 05:18 AM #6
Re: Styles for forms and elements
OMG.. thank you so much.. actually i only registered, to thank you... you really are a master