AppendChild Custom HTML Tag For IE

Nov 23, 2005

I have a custom HTML tag: <custom>text is here</custom>

I can do anything I would like in terms of calling methods with mozilla
but not IE 6. For instance calling appendChild in IE results in an
error. The innerHTML property is blank even though there is text
between the tag.

Is there a work around for IE. What gives with IE and being able to
access and manipulate custom tags??

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I know very little js, but I've been reading up on it, mainly for one reason. (I'm a PHP programmer and I've just used js for small tasks like client-side form validation, that sort of thing).

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The buttons would need to function two ways, again like a BB editor.

1) It could simply insert the start and end tags in the textarea;

2) If text were selected, it would put the tag in front of the selection and the end tag after.

If I can get this done, I think I can handle a preview function. I haven't even gotten close to getting javascript to "get" selected text inside a textarea.

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I'm using the following code in a Greasemonkey script.

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Can anyone tell me: 1) why my string appears twice; 2) how to make it
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<p> 6

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I am trying to create one image using JavaScript; then later in the script
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How do I structure
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The line with the "this one" comment triggers IE to tell me that it has
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This example
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I heard about a bug in IE that would require to preload the images
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if (addIndex >= 0)

function delSide(){
var selIndex = document.forms[0].selectedSides.selectedIndex;
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var len = document.forms[0].sides.length -1;
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I'm playing around with some AJAX-ish stuff and
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I have developed a simple ASP.NET application with a web page that
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with an empty table (with columns defined), and, onload, send an
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The xslt is designed to take the xml data and convert it to a
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I actually got all that to work quite fine. The js snipplet dealing
with copying the row coming from the server and adding it to the table
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