Hi, This is driving me crazy. I have a small form I am trying to validate and it will not validate the <textarea> field for some reason. All the <input> fields work fine.

What am I missing?

Here is my code for the text area:

HTML Code:
if (form.message.value == "" || form.message.value == "message*") {
alert("Please enter a message.");
return false ;

<textarea id="message" name="message">message*</textarea>
Thank you.