<Span> Visibility option

Trouble hiding a span

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#1 TravisP   User is offline

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<Span> Visibility option

Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:07 AM

Hey all,

I'm working on my first web development assignment, but am a little stuck on how to hide the span text.

To give you an idea of what I have been trying so far:

Surname:	<input id="surname" type="text">
<span style="color: red"; id="surnameMissing"; visibility="hidden">
Surname is a required field.  

The problem is I still end up with "surname is a required field" next to my textbox.

The javascript I'm using seems to work okay as well.

function validate()
	if (document.Register.surname.value == "")
			alert("Please fill in the 'surname' box.");
			return false;
	return true;


In case you didn't get that, I'm trying to make the red error text only appear next to a control if they aren't validated problem when the user submits the form.

Any ideas?


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#2 girasquid   User is offline

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Re: <Span> Visibility option

Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:12 AM

visibility is a CSS attribute - try placing it like this:
<span id='surnameMissing' style='color:red;visibility:hidden'>

However, an item with visibility:hidden will still affect the layout of your document - so you may want to use display:none instead. Also, this would be much better accomplished by using a separate stylesheet; inline styles become very difficult to maintain once you have more than a handful of them on the page.
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