Im new here so hello all!

Im having this problem with a v simle ajax script.

Heres the code:

<title>test page</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="text-utils.js"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

   var request = null;

   function createRequest() {
     try {
       request = new XMLHttpRequest();
     } catch (trymicrosoft) {
       try {
         request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
       } catch (othermicrosoft) {
         try {
           request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
         } catch (failed) {
           request = null;

     if (request == null)
       alert("Error creating request object!");

   function get_message() {
   	var message_id = document.getElementById("message_id").value;
   	var url = "edit_message.php?message_id=" + escape(message_id);
   	request.open("GET", url, true);
   	request.onreadystatechange = open_message;

   function open_message() {
   	if(request.readystate == 4) {
   		var message_txt = request.responseText;
   		var message_area = document.getElementById("message_text");
   		replaceText(message_area, message_txt);

 <table style="float: left; width: 30px; background-color: red;">
$sql = "SELECT * FROM message ORDER BY message_id";
$query = mysql_query($sql);
while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($query)) {
  $message = $row['message'];
  $author = $row['author'];
  $message_id = $row['message_id'];
  		<td><?php echo $message; ?></td><td><span style="color: red; font-weight: bold;"><?php echo $author; ?></span></td><td>
  		<form method="GET">
  		<input type="hidden" id="message_id" value="<?php echo $message_id; ?>">
  		<input type="button" value="edit" onClick="get_message();" /></td> </form>




  <div style="float: left; width: 400px; margin-left: 20px; height: 400px; background-color: blue;" id="textbox">
  <p id="message_text">some text</p>


Now all it should do is go off and get the message from the server and
put the text back in the textbox div. Now the edit_message.php script
works fine on itw own and returns what it should. Ive also looked at
the source and the right value is in the hidden input.

Problem is when you click on the edit button nothing happens!

can anyone spot my problemo??

haha stupid mistake!! want using capitals on the

if(request.readystate == 4)

it should have been

if(request.readyState == 4)