Why doesn't the cursor appear in the Reply box?

When I visit other message boards & hit reply, the cursor appears in the box ready to reply. Not so here, here one has to pick up the mouse, point mouse at the reply box, click reply box. This is for Netscape 4.7

Are there any Netscape versions that put the cursor in the reply box automatically? This is the only board that has this issue that I use.

Déjà vu all over again.


Yeah, but this time I’m asking for any of the new browsers that might support it…I don’t want to try them all.

Hmm… IE6 doesn’t do it.

I don’t believe the browser has anything to do with it. I’ve noticed many sites that ask for input (usually when I go to log in) have the cursor put into the first input field, but many sites don’t. It’s a programming difference.

D’oh! That’s right. It’s a simple HTML <form> attribute that I can’t recall off the top of my head.

From the previous thread, Tuba said

handy, perhaps when they make you an admin. your problems will be solved.

Tuba, what is the post count up to now to become an admin?

I would love to know what it is. I’d like to hack the UnaBoard so it does this automatically.

Jeez, making me do basic HTML on a Saturday night…

Hmm, and I can’t seem to find it in my reference guide. I know it’s in there somewhere.

There is (at least) one way to do this, although it’s far from perfect:
Hold down the ‘Insert’ key > tab through the links until you arrive at the boxes.

How about INPUT TABINDEX (within a FORM, that is)? I’m not sure how widely supported it is in Netscape browsers, mind.

Referenced here and here.

Javascrip, not HTMl.

<body onload=“setStart()” //rest of body tag>

Where the setStart function uses focus methods to focus on a particular element of a form.

That’s what I thought it was, but some quick testing last night showed that TABINDEX=“0” and TABINDEX=“1” didn’t work.

Javascript sounds more like it.

I don’t see why not.