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Backgroud Color Of A Disabled Inpu Field


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Hello,I made this litttle form with name,lastname and email input text fields, and i wrote some javascript to disable the email input field until the other 2 have been filled out, and it works, but it is the same color as the other two when the page loads, so i wanted to change that so it is "silver" when the pag estarts(until it becomes enabled), but i can't figure it out.This is what i tried:<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><title>Untitled Document</title><script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">function enable_email() { with(document.forms.contact) { if (fname.value.length > 0 && lname.value.length) { email.disabled = false } } } function changebg(element) { with (document.forms.contact) { if (email.disabled == true) { element.style.backgroundColor = 'silver' } } } </script> </head><body><form action="" method="post" name="contact"><p>First Name: <input type="text" name="fname" onchange="enable_email()" /></p><p>Last Name: <input type="text" name="lname" onchange="enable_email()" /></p><p>Email: <input type="text" name="email" disabled="disabled" onload="changebg(this)" /><br /><input type="submit" value="submit" /><input type="reset" value="reset" /></form> </body></html>so i have made the function bgcolor and tried adding it to the emal input field "onload", but it's not working.any suggestions ?Thanks

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Well, since it's disabled by default when the page loads, why not use CSS?

<p>Email: <input type="text" name="email" disabled="disabled" style="background:silver;" />

Then just change it to white, or whatever the color is with JavaScript.

if (fname.value.length > 0 && lname.value.length > 0) {  email.disabled = false;  email.style.backgroundColor = 'white';}

Also, I think you meant to put lname.value.length > 0. So it also checks if the length of the last name is greater than zero.

Edited by RahXephon
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