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    validation help

    I am using this script to validate a field called "field"

    <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

    <!-- Begin
    function verify() {
    if (document.fileupload.first.value=="") {
    alert("Please attach a file to upload");
    return false;
    }
    }
    // End -->
    </script>

    However, when I use a name like this for the field "wcsave_a9-photofile" as
    document.fileupload.wcsave_a9-photofile.value==""

    it will not validate. Is there any reason for this?

    thanks in advance

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    the JS could think that the "-" in the name is a minus and might be trying to do a calculation?

    that's all I can think of at the mo!

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    I replaced the "-" with a "_" and it seems to work fine. Thanks for the help

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    happy to help glad you got it sorted!

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    Another way of accessing field is the "elements" collection using the bracket notation. This is specially helpful if the name of the field has special characters that are illegal when accessed using the dot notation, as in this case.

    if (document.fileupload.elements["wcsave_a9-photofile"].value=="") ...
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