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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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12 New Member
hey, thanks for that,it worked great! now just gonna check if its okay in all other browsers....!! thanks for the help!
Jan 18 '08 #21
5,390 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
:) no problem ... post back to the forum in case you have more questions

kind regards
Jan 18 '08 #22

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