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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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Howdy, jmpierson.

It's difficult to discern the problem without seeing your HTML. Can you provide it for us?

The first thought that entered my head is a greater-than sign in the wrong place in your opening <body> tag. For example:

HTML Code:
<html>
<body> bgcolor="white">
<p>Paragraph 1</p>
<script type="text/javascript">
   document.bgColor = "red";
</script>
</body>
</html>
Notice the > before the bgcolor attribute. That could explain why you see the the text that you do.

There are a variety of reasons why the page's background color remains white. A typo is probably the most common reason. JavaScript is a very unforgiving language at times. Make sure document.bgColor is typed exactly as you see it in the book. The code will not work if any character is missing, or if a character's case (upper or lower case) is incorrect.

Last edited by jmcpeak; August 25th, 2009 at 03:16 PM.
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