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Re: Password values

On Sat, 17 Feb 1996, Luke Cassady-Dorion wrote:

> I have been havig trouble accessing the value field of a password object.
> The page prompts the user to create a password, and asks him to enter it
> twice. It then compares them to make sure that he entered the password the
> same way in both fields. The code is below:
[code deleted]

It's not you - it's JavaScript.  The function you described was my first 
attempt at JavaScript, and I was going nuts trying to figure out why it 
disn't work.  Turns out that Netscape has decided, for security reasons, 
to not allow work to be done with the value of a password field.  It's a 
pain, but it's something we're going to have to live with, for now at least.

[This seems to be a FAQ - maybe we should have an entry for it?  If 
nothing else, it'll explain to people why they can't do something that 
would seem to be intuitive.]

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