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Toggling Default Value of Textbox on Focus

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var t = document.getElementById('ID');
t.onfocus = hideText;
t.onblur = showText;

function hideText() {
	if(this.value == this.defaultValue) {
		this.value = '';

function showText() {
	if(this.value == '') {
		this.value = this.defaultValue;

You might have noticed the textboxes on most of good looking sites that have some default value written in them. When you click on the textbox, it becomes blank but as the focus loses, the default value again appends to the text box. Well this is a simple trick with JavaScript. Lets see the code for performing this trick.