JS: Clear Default Value onFocus

Simply add the following to the the onFocus attribute of any HTML form input tag.
[code lang=”JavaScript”]if (this.value == this.defaultValue) this.value = ”;[/code]
this.defaultValue is automatically given the value in the HTML.

2 Replies to “JS: Clear Default Value onFocus”

  1. Here is an extention to the clear default value onFocus:

    onBlur=”if (this.value == ”) this.value = this.defaultValue;”

    It reenters the default value if it is left empty onBlur.

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