[thelist] html question dealing with divs, forms, and select/options..

Matthew Lewis matthewhse at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 21:38:47 CDT 2004

By "scrollable text," do you mean you want to use a scrolling div?  If
so, one thing to remember is that a scrolling div (or any element set
to overflow:auto in your stylesheet) is very unpredictable
cross-browser. Rumor has it that some installs of IE 6 break the
scrolling completely, resulting in content that can't be accessed.

I've used some scrolling divs on my site with no complaints, but I'm
gradually eliminating them as I can.  They're just too instable

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 19:13:52 -0700, Diane Soini
<dianesoini at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at 01:38 PM,
> thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:
> > i have a rather simple test page that i'm trying to set up. i'd like
> > to have
> > a section with scrollable text, followed by a drop down with a list of
> > states, which in turn is followed by a list of graphic/gif images...
> >
> > i'm screwing something up/missing something as the list of .gif images
> > is
> > not being displayed. if i alter the size of the list, i can get the
> > subset
> > to be displayed... i'm inclined to believe that what i'm running into
> > is
> > based on my lack of understanding/familiarity with the div method...
> >
> Sounded to me like maybe the problem might be that you are using
> absolute positioning? Specifiying a height on the div, but the content
> exceeds the height? What happens if you do not use positioning, or do
> not set the height of the divs, or remove the div tags and use the
> normal document flow? What happens if you set the divs' CSS property
> scroll:auto?
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