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yeah i need some help(such a common line) ,i have a menu and each link has its own div respectively and yeah obviously when u click the link the div shows, the problem is i would like each div to show no matter how many times you click the link for it and if you click on another one and when u go back to the original , the div would still show. at the moment i have partially done that, i click on item a ,that shows then when i click item b that shows and if i go back to item a it shows again, but i can only get it 2 wrk like that with 2 divs how do i do it so it wrks with multiple divs , so if user comes n clicks on item b it'll show, if it click on item a it'll show n if it clicks on item c it'll show and if it was to revisit item a ,b or c they all will still show.
i am i beginner so please if i have many mistakes do understand, feel free to make any corrections or if you have any better ideas,thank you
i did some testing with the swapsee bit of code by adding div 3 and 4 onto the existing code on the first line and adjusting the rest of the code accordingly but it didnt work .
here some code,
the code includes the menu code and the divs and how i have partially achieved wht i wanted as i mentioned before using the swapsee function or element:

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  1. <body>
  3.     <dl id="menu">
  5.         <dt onclick="javascript:montre('smenu2');">Beds</dt>
  6.             <dd id="smenu2">
  7.     <ul>                    <li><a href="javascript:swapSee('metal','mydiv');" onmousedown="slidedown ('mydiv');">Divans</a></li>
  8.                     <li><a href="javascript:swapSee('mydiv','metal');" onmousedown="slidedown ('metal');">Metal</a></li>
  9.                     <li><a href="javascript:swapSee('bunk','pine');" onmousedown="slidedown ('pine');">Pine</a></li>
  10.                                         <li><a href="javascript:swapSee('pine','bunk');" onmousedown="slidedown ('bunk');">Bunk</a></li>
  12.                 </ul>
  14. </dl>
  15. </div>
  17. <script type="text/javascript"> 
  18. <!-- 
  19. function swapSee(div1,div2){ 
  20. var seeUm=document.getElementById(div1); 
  21. var noSee=document.getElementById(div2);
  22. seeUm.style.visibility="hidden"; 
  23. noSee.style.visibility="visible"; 
  24. //--> 
  25. </script> 
  28. <div id="content">
  29. <div id="mydiv"
  30. style="display: none;
  31.        overflow: hidden;
  32.        height:520px; 
  33.        width: 740px;
  34.        overflow: scroll;
  35.       border-color: purple; 
  36.       background-color: lightgreen; 
  37.       border-style: solid; 
  38.       border-width: 1px; 
  39.       color: black; 
  40.       font-weight: bold;
  41.       div align: center;
  42.       position:absolute;
  43.       left:230px;
  44.        top:90px;
  45.       ">
  47. <h2>Divans</h2>
  48. <a href="div.html#ortho">Orthopaedic Beds</a>&emsp;&emsp;<a href="div.html#">Semi-Orthopaedic Beds</a>&emsp;&emsp;&emsp;&emsp;&emsp;&emsp;
  49. <p><A Name="ortho"></A>Orthopaedic</p>
  51. <p>Venus ortho tufted</p>
  52. <a href="images\Venus.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="Venus">
  53. <IMG border="0" SRC="images\venus2.JPG" align="left"></a>Material: <br>Size: 14”/ 360mm standard divan base height on 2” castors<br>Product Information: Spring edge divan base option available, drawer and slidestore options also available.
  54. <BR CLEAR="all">
  55. </div>
  57. <div id ="metal"
  58. style="display: none;
  59.        overflow: hidden;
  60.        height:520px; 
  61.        width: 740px;
  62.        overflow: scroll;
  63.       border-color: purple; 
  64.       background-color: lightgreen; 
  65.       border-style: solid; 
  66.       border-width: 1px; 
  67.       color: black; 
  68.       font-weight: bold;
  69.       div align: center;
  70.       position:absolute;
  71.       left:230px;
  72.        top:90px;
  73.        ">
  75. <h2>Metal</h2>
  76. <p>Waverly Single</p>
  77. <a href="images\Waverly Big.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="Waverly">
  78. <IMG border="0"  SRC="images\waverly.JPG" align="left"></a>
  79. <BR CLEAR="all">
  80. </div>
  82. <div id ="pine"
  83. style="display: none;
  84.        overflow: hidden;
  85.        height:520px; 
  86.        width: 740px;
  87.        overflow: scroll;
  88.       border-color: purple; 
  89.       background-color: lightgreen; 
  90.       border-style: solid; 
  91.       border-width: 1px; 
  92.       color: black; 
  93.       font-weight: bold;
  94.       div align: center;
  95.       position:absolute;
  96.       left:230px;
  97.        top:90px;
  98.        ">
  99. <h2>Pine</h2>
  101. <p>Barcelona Bed</p>
  102. <a href="images\barcelona.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="Barcelona">
  103. <IMG border="0" SRC="images\barc.JPG" align="left"></a>Material: Antique Pine<br>Sizes:<br>Product Information: This has a pine slatted base, with a choice of high or low foot end. Supplied flat packed only.
  104. <BR CLEAR="all">
  106. </div>
  108. <div id ="bunk"
  109. style="display: none;
  110.        overflow: hidden;
  111.        height:520px; 
  112.        width: 740px;
  113.        overflow: scroll;
  114.       border-color: purple; 
  115.       background-color: lightgreen; 
  116.       border-style: solid; 
  117.       border-width: 1px; 
  118.       color: black; 
  119.       font-weight: bold;
  120.       div align: center;
  121.       position:absolute;
  122.       left:230px;
  123.        top:90px;
  124.        ">
  125. <h2>Bunk</h2>
  126. <p>Atlas Bunk</p>
  127. <a href="images\atlasbunk.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="Atlas Bunk">
  128. <IMG border="0" SRC="images\atlas.JPG" align="left"></a>Material: Aluminium<br>Sizes: 3ft<br>Product Information: Bunk bed with wooden slatted base, can also be split into 2 single beds and mattress supplied separately. Supplied flat packed only.
  129. <BR CLEAR="all">
  130. </div>
Jan 15 '08
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5,390 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
hi ...

we have to make a slight adaption :)

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  1. function toggle_div_visibility(id) {
  2.     var div_list = document.getElementsByTagName('div');
  4.     for (var i = 0, node; node = div_list[i]; i++) {
  5.         if (node.id == id) {
  6.             node.style.visibility = 'visible';
  7.         } else if (node.className == 'whatever_name') {
  8.             node.style.visibility = 'hidden';
  9.         }
  10.     }
  11. }
now give all the divs that should be affected by the function a class attribute with 'whatever_name' as value like in the following example:

[HTML]<div id="my_div1" style="visibili ty: hidden;" class="whatever _name">test 1</div>
kind regards
Jan 17 '08 #11
12 New Member
oh cool , thanks, havent tried it yet, will do and let you know how that goes.....
so close yet so far lol :)
Jan 18 '08 #12
12 New Member
hey thanks worked really nicely, only theres another problem but it has nothing to do with the function,when i click on a link , the div for it comes up and then when another link is clicked the next div does comes up as well but below the previous one , how do i make it so it comes in the same place , they overlap or whatever....i tried myself by adding these properties to each div

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  1. <div id="mydiv"
  2. style="visibility: hidden;"
  3.  class="dbeds;
  4. div align: center;
  5.       position:absolute;
  6.       left:230px;
  7.        top:90px;
  8.       ">
but that didnt do anything , a z-index wouldnt be of much help neither would it?
Jan 18 '08 #13
5,390 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
may be you could replace the visibility-property with display and use the corresponding values: 'none' for hidden and 'block' for visible ...

kind regards
Jan 18 '08 #14
12 New Member
no change .....still does the same thing as before :(
Jan 18 '08 #15
5,390 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
hmmm ... i thought you meant the following ... weren't you?

<script type="text/javascript">
function toggle_div_visi bility(id) {
var div_list = document.getEle mentsByTagName( 'div');

for (var i = 0, node; node = div_list[i]; i++) {
node.style.disp lay = node.id == id ? 'block' : 'none';
<div id="my_div1" style="display: none;">test 1</div>
<div id="my_div2" style="display: none;">test 2</div>
<div id="my_div3" style="display: none;">test 3</div>
<div id="my_div4" style="display: none;">test 4</div>
<div id="my_div5" style="display: none;">test 5</div>
<a href="#" onclick="toggle _div_visibility ('my_div1');">t est1</a>
<a href="#" onclick="toggle _div_visibility ('my_div2');">t est2</a>
<a href="#" onclick="toggle _div_visibility ('my_div3');">t est3</a>
<a href="#" onclick="toggle _div_visibility ('my_div4');">t est4</a>
<a href="#" onclick="toggle _div_visibility ('my_div5');">t est5</a>
kind regards
Jan 18 '08 #16
12 New Member
yea i changed it to that but it still works the same way as before, the divs show under each other when clicked , i want them to show over each other when clicked so if i click item a that'll come up , then if i click item b that should come up in the exact same place and item a should dissappear
Jan 18 '08 #17
5,390 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
hmmm ... please show your code ... the above example works exactly that way ... so may be you have something other to fix ...

kind regards
Jan 18 '08 #18
12 New Member
ok here it is:
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  1. <script type="text/javascript"> 
  2. <!-- 
  3. function toggle_div_visibility(id) {
  4.     var div_list = document.getElementsByTagName('div');
  6.     for (var i = 0, node; node = div_list[i]; i++) {
  7.         if (node.id == id) {
  8.             node.style.display = 'block';
  9.         } else if (node.className == 'dbeds') {
  10.             node.style.display = 'none';
  11.         }
  12.     }
  13. }
  15. //--> 
  16. </script> 
  18. <div id="mydiv"
  19. style="display: none;" 
  20. class="dbeds;
  21. height:520px; 
  22.  width: 740px;
  23.   overflow: scroll;
  24.   color: black; 
  25.        font-weight: bold;"> Divans </div>
  27. <div id="mydiv2"
  28. style="display: none;" 
  29. class="dbeds;
  30. height:520px; 
  31.  width: 740px;
  32.   overflow: scroll;
  33.   color: black; 
  34.        font-weight: bold;"> <h2>Divans</h2>   </div>
  36.  <a href="#" onclick="toggle_div_visibility('mydiv');">Divans</a>
  37. <a href="#" onclick="toggle_div_visibility('mydiv2');">Divans2</a>
Jan 18 '08 #19
5,390 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
have a look at your class-attribute ... it has to be:

[HTML]<div id="mydiv" style="display: none; height:520px; width: 740px; overflow: scroll; color: black; font-weight: bold;" class="dbeds"> Divans </div>[/HTML]
kind regards
Jan 18 '08 #20

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