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    remove double quotes

    I'm trying to remove double quotes from a text field before the form gets submitted. I can't do it afterword, I don't know why, but everything i try just doesn't seem to work. so i'm trying to use javascript to do it before i submit but i don't know how. the form field i'm trying to do it in is named keyword. if you know how please let me know.
    Last edited by machutta; Oct 27, 2008 at 10:56.

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    Code html4strict:
    <form id="myForm">
        <p>Keyword: <input type="text" name="keyword"></p>

    Code javascript:
    var form = document.getElementById('myForm');
    form.onsubmit = validateForm;
    function validateForm() {
        var keyword = this.elements.keyword;
        var global = 'g';
        keyword.value = keyword.value.replace('"', '', global);

    If you put the script at the bottom of the page, as you're supposed to do as a best practice to speed up your web site, then you'll be all set.

    If you run scripts from the head then you'll need some kind of window.onload technique to delay the first couple of lines until the page content is available to with with.
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