Property of text area in readonly mode

Hi all,
How to make an html textarea read only in one mode and make the same
textfield as editable in other mode? can anyone give me a solution for
this?

Thanks in advance

set the readonly attribute and change it if necessary via AJAX.

HTML property is disabled="true"

If you don't know how to specify HTML options, look at the api

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Julian Leviston wrote:

HTML property is disabled="true"

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Thanks a lot

The correct notation is:

disabled=“disabled”

as defined by the API at http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_input_disabled.asp and http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_option_disabled.asp

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

Setting a HTML element (textarea, select, input…) as disabled would not skip this element from being submitted??

Disabled form elements are not submitted. You can try with

readonly=“readonly”

That may or may not work, you’ll have to test it out.

The other option is to enable the input element just before submitting the form (use Javascript to enable it).

Why in the world would you specify a non-definitive third-party web
site for "the API" when the actual recommendation is available???

<http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/> is the real deal. And yes, everyone
doing web development should read and bookmark it.

FWIW,

But I really don’t see a reason why you would want to do that. Since you want the form element to be readonly, it kind of implies you don’t want its value submitted back to the server.

Because they say exactly the same thing, only the w3.org page is less clear imho.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

But it's unequivocally correct, whereas the "w3schools" version has
had reported errors, at least in the past.

When in doubt, going to the actual recommendation/RFC/standard
is preferable practice, IMHO.

YMMV,