473,602 Members | 2,751 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

<optgroup> with disabled attribute

I've been having some trouble with a set of <select><optgro up><option>

I've been experimenting with the disabled attribute in the <optgroup>
and <option> tags.
Seems to work in NN but not IE.

Yet this link shows Microsoft advertising that the disabled attribute
is supported by them.


Does anyone know the final word on this?


Jul 23 '05 #1
1 2785
ca************* *@hotmail.com (Stewart Cambridge London, UK) wrote:
I've been experimenting with the disabled attribute in the <optgroup>
and <option> tags.
Seems to work in NN but not IE.

Yet this link shows Microsoft advertising that the disabled attribute
is supported by them.

Microsoft's documentation on IE has some manifest errors.

IE does not implement the disabled attribute for <option> or <optgroup>
as defined in the HTML specification. It recognizes it though and
includes it into the DOM, so you can use it in a client-side script*).
And you could use CSS to make a disabled option look different from
selectable options.

This is inconvenient but not a serious limitation, since the attribute
itself is virtually useless without client-side scripting.

*) I guess the best way is to do that in an onchange attribute for the
<select> element. You could check whether the chosen option is a disabled
one and discard the change if it is.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html

Jul 23 '05 #2

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

by: Ron Lounsbury | last post by:
I have a customer who has requested that I add "popup" text (a la ToolTips) to a couple of pulldown lists in a DHTML form we have in our project. He says - Just use the ALT tag. I went and double checked, and the ALT property only shows up for the IMG tag. Can anyone help me with how to implement this? What they want is some amplification to the list selections. TIA Ron Lounsbury
by: cedawe | last post by:
I have two select boxes. When the user picks a value in the first one it completely re-populates the second one. It works fine, but only generates a standard OPTIONS list and I now want to group the options using OPTGROUPs. <select name="Selector1" size="1" onchange="reload2(this.options.selectedIndex, document.Form1.Selector2)"> <option ..... </select>
by: Ryan McGeary | last post by:
In a <select> drop-down, the onchange event isn't called when scrolling through the dropdown using the mouse-wheel and when crossing over a new <optgroup>. Using the example below, notice how the onchange event isn't called when mouse wheel scrolling between A3 and B1, but it works properly when scrolling between A1 and A2. E.g. ------------------------------------------
by: VK | last post by:
A while ago there was a discussion how to implement a select list that would call a function right upon new selection is being made w/o clicking any additional buttons: <http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.javascript/browse_frm/thread/aa4a8da635e42592/ba2c264d6a9b3558?q=drag+group:comp.lang.javascript+author:VK&rnum=2&hl=en#ba2c264d6a9b3558> The main issue was to overcome IE's accessibility bug: if user scrolls the list using...
by: rhythmace | last post by:
W3C HTML validator passes this: .... <script type="text/javascript" src="foo.js"> <script type="text/javascript"> ....script in here... </script> ....
by: PW | last post by:
Is it possible to make a select list item red based on a condition ? TIA, PW
by: madflytom | last post by:
Hello, I'm trying to move the options of one select list to another select list. The "source" select list is divided into optgroups, and the "target" select list is not. I want to somehow keep track of the moved option's optgroup, so that if I remove it from the "target" select list, it moves back into it's respective optgroup in the "source" select list. I have things moving back and forth, but I'm not sure how to handle the optgroup...
by: matheussousuke | last post by:
Hello, I'm using tiny MCE plugin on my oscommerce and it is inserting my website URL when I use insert image function in the emails. The goal is: Make it send the email with the URL http://mghospedagem.com/images/controlpanel.jpg instead of http://mghospedagem.comhttp://mghospedagem.com/images/controlpanel.jpg As u see, there's the website URL before the image URL.
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However, people are often confused as to whether an ONU can Work As a Router. In this blog post, we’ll explore What is ONU, What Is Router, ONU & Router’s main usage, and What is the difference between ONU and Router. Let’s take a closer look ! Part I. Meaning of...
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can effortlessly switch the default language on Windows 10 without reinstalling. I'll walk you through it. First, let's disable language synchronization. With a Microsoft account, language settings sync across devices. To prevent any complications,...
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven tapestry of website design and digital marketing. It's not merely about having a website; it's about crafting an immersive digital experience that captivates audiences and drives business growth. The Art of Business Website Design Your website is...
by: tracyyun | last post by:
Dear forum friends, With the development of smart home technology, a variety of wireless communication protocols have appeared on the market, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Each protocol has its own unique characteristics and advantages, but as a user who is planning to build a smart home system, I am a bit confused by the choice of these technologies. I'm particularly interested in Zigbee because I've heard it does some...
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then launch it, all on its own.... Now, this would greatly impact the work of software developers. The idea...
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert into image. Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveDocument.Select();...
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.
by: bsmnconsultancy | last post by:
In today's digital era, a well-designed website is crucial for businesses looking to succeed. Whether you're a small business owner or a large corporation in Toronto, having a strong online presence can significantly impact your brand's success. BSMN Consultancy, a leader in Website Development in Toronto offers valuable insights into creating effective websites that not only look great but also perform exceptionally well. In this comprehensive...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.