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Text vs. password input types

Hello all,

Is anybody aware of JavaScript differences between input types
"text" and "password"?  I'm trying to do some basic checking
of forms data before calling the cgi script, and for text it
works, but for password fields it doesn't.

Checking for a null string with 

 if (Ctrl.value == "") 


 if (Ctrl.value.length == 0) 

both work with type text, but fail with type password.

Some code is below, thanks for any ideas.

//check password for null
//doesn't work
function TestPassword(form) {
    Ctrl = form.password;
       if (Ctrl.value == "") 
         alert ( "Please enter a password")
        alert("Password OK");

//check text for null
//same code, this works
function TestText(form) {
    Ctrl = form.text;
       if (Ctrl.value == "") 
         alert ( "Please enter some text")
        alert("Text OK");

Joel Weeks
Cooper & Chyan Technology, Inc.

email: joelw@cctech.com
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phone: (408) 342-5631
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       Cupertino, CA 95014

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