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JQuery:

 

$("li.myLi").focus(function () {
        $(this).css('color','red');
   });

 

For example.

 

It would be better to assign a class instead:

 

$("li.myLi").focus(function () {
        $(this).addClass('focus');
   });
$("li.myLi").blur(function () {
        $(this).removeClass('focus');
   });

 

Then do the styling in the CSS:

 

:focus, .focus {
        color:red;
}

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JQuery:

 

$("li.myLi").focus(function () {
        $(this).css('color','red');
   });

 

For example.

 

Thanks (John right?) , but I couldn't seem to get that to work. Here is a little test page. I "think" that may be just for form elements?

 

>br />                    "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">



<br />  $(document).ready(function(){<br />    $("li.myLi").focus(function () {<br />         $(this).css('color','red');<br />    }); <br />  



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Hi Eric, (yeah, it's John :))

 

The li.myLi part refers to a Li with a class of 'myLi'. In your markup above, you would simply do something like:

 

$(document).ready(function(){
   $("li").focus(function () {
        $(this).css('color','red');
   }); 
});

 

Of course, this would affect all li elements on the page. I've also added extra closing brackets, they were missing. Firebug generally catches these things, or using a good IDE like Komodo Edit can help too.

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High guys, so here is what I have now, but I still can't get it to work? It's red, but I only want it to be red when you tab through the li menu. I'm confused about something? Thanks! :)

 

/p>

"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

$(document).ready(function(){

$("li.myLi").focus(function () {

$(this).addClass('focus');

});

$("li.myLi").blur(function () {

$(this).removeClass('focus');

});

 

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I hate to come back again and ask the simple stupid question again, but, nothing is working? I just need those li's to turn red as I "tab" through them. Like a key board user. Thanks! :)

 

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<br />  $(document).ready(function(){<br />    $("li").focus(function () {<br />         $(this).addClass('focus');<br />    });<br />    $("li").blur(function () {<br />         $(this).removeClass('focus');<br />    });<br />   })<br />  
<br /><!--<br />:focus, .focus {<br />         color:red;<br />}<br />--><br />



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Good morning. :) Under further testing, everybody works perfect except for Safari (even Chrome works). Is this a limitation of Safari or does anyone see something that can be fixed? Thanks!

 

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<br />  $(document).ready(function(){<br />    $("li").focus(function () {<br />         $(this).addClass('focus');<br />    })<br />    $("li").blur(function () {<br />         $(this).removeClass('focus');<br />    })<br />   })<br />  
<br />:focus, .focus {<br />         color:red;<br />}<br />



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I Googled, supposidly Safari doesn't support tabindex on other than a couple tags. I also read that you can change this in the preferences (which doesn't mean much anyways) but that didn't work on the "li".

 

Is this right? In order for this to work, a browser has to suport the JS - and - the tabindex property? If so, that explains why Safari doesn't work - no tabindex!

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According to the W3C Spec, the only officially supported elements are a, area, button, input, object, select, and textarea; navigation and form elements.

 

Unfortunately, support for this attribute on other elements is at the discretion of browser manufacturers.

 

The more I think about this, why would you want the user to be able to tab to a piece of inanimate text anyway?

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