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Why Can't I Obtain Text Sometimes From A WEB Page

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GreekGeek

I would like to understand why when I execute:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE_form = _IE_Example ("form")

$MyObject = _IEGetObjByName ($oIE_form, "textExample")

$MyText = $MyObject.innerText

MsgBox(0, "", $MyText)

and this is "textExample":

<td>&lt;input type='text' name='textExample' value='http://' size='20' maxlength='30'&gt;</td>

I do not obtain the "http://".

But!! When I execute:

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE_form = _IE_Example ("form")

$MyObject = _IEGetObjByName ($oIE_form, "textareaExample")

$MyText = $MyObject.innerText

MsgBox(0, "", $MyText)

and this is "textareaExample":

<td>&lt;textarea name='textareaExample' rows='5' cols='15'&gt;Hello!&lt;/textarea&gt;</td>

I do obtain "Hello".

What seems inconsistent to me is that if I store a string in $MyText ($MyText.innerText = "Howdy") in both examples above it does work ?!

Thanks

Edited by GreekGeek

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DaleHohm

The string displayed in an INPUT TYPE=TEXT element is it's "value" property, not it's innerText. TextArea does use innerText (the text between the opening tag and the closing tag of the element.

If you use the form element value property, you'll see that the DOM adds the consistency you are looking for. Using the IE.au3 function:

$MyText = _IEFormElementGetValue($MyObject)

Dale


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GreekGeek

The string displayed in an INPUT TYPE=TEXT element is it's "value" property, not it's innerText. TextArea does use innerText (the text between the opening tag and the closing tag of the element.

If you use the form element value property, you'll see that the DOM adds the consistency you are looking for. Using the IE.au3 function:

$MyText = _IEFormElementGetValue($MyObject)

Dale

Thanks for the help Dale.

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