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Scrolling divs using a script

Does anybody know whether the netscape 7+ browsers support afunction similar
to the internet explorer doScroll() function, this has the effect of
pressing the scrollbar button, but can be scripted allowing me to lose those
horrible scrollbars.

Regards

Hugh Dickinson

h.***********@dur.ac.uk
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Hugh Dickinson wrote:
Does anybody know whether the netscape 7+ browsers support afunction similar
to the internet explorer doScroll() function, this has the effect of
pressing the scrollbar button, but can be scripted allowing me to lose those
horrible scrollbars.


You mean the horrible scrollbars provided by my Operating System that indicate
there is more content on a canvas then I can see, and that I can get to that
additional content by scrolling to it? Those horrible scrollbars that I am
intimately familiar with and use on a daily basis? Those horrible scroll bars?

Yes, please do replace those with some hacked up navigational structure that
only works in some browsers, using client-side JavaScript I may or may not have
enabled. After all, I wouldn't want to be able to navigate your site using *my*
preferred browser UI.

--
| Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>

* Client-side Javascript and Netscape 4 DOM Reference available at:
*
http://devedge.netscape.com/library/...ce/frames.html

* Internet Explorer DOM Reference available at:
*
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/a...ence_entry.asp

* Netscape 6/7 DOM Reference available at:
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/dom/domref/
* Tips for upgrading JavaScript for Netscape 7 / Mozilla
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-deve...upgrade_2.html
Jul 20 '05 #2
In article <3F***************@agricoreunited.com>,
gw*****@agricoreunited.com enlightened us with...

You mean the horrible scrollbars provided by my Operating System that indicate
there is more content on a canvas then I can see, and that I can get to that
additional content by scrolling to it? Those horrible scrollbars that I am
intimately familiar with and use on a daily basis? Those horrible scroll bars?

Yes, please do replace those with some hacked up navigational structure that
only works in some browsers, using client-side JavaScript I may or may not have
enabled. After all, I wouldn't want to be able to navigate your site using *my*
preferred browser UI.


My Mom, a typical newbie internet user, can't even navigate sites that
replace her normal scrollbars because she gets confused as to what she
is supposed to click on.
Heck, she didn't even know to click on the 'x' in the history thingy IE
puts on the left side if you click on the history button, nor did she
know you could resize it by dragging the little line.

Not all users of the internet are Gen-Xers who figure computer things
out easily. There are many of the over 40 set who rely on what they are
used to. Javascript issues aside, consider your target users before
completely screwing with their perception of how things are supposed to
work.
--
~kaeli~
A backward poet writes... inverse.
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace

Jul 20 '05 #3

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