[thelist] IE select value in drop down but clicks on map

Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) peter at easylistbox.com
Wed Jan 10 09:07:50 CST 2007

   I don't know if we have enough information (the link below appears to be broken), but you might try adding an onclick event handler to the DDL, like this:

<select onclick="window.event.cancelBubble=true;"

   This is only for IE, so you might want to include a browser or object check.  Let me know if this helps...



				From: Stefan Schwarzer <st.schwarzer at geois.de>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:39 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] IE select value in drop down but clicks on map 

Hi there,

I have a nasty little problem, as so often, only with IE. Here is an 
screenshot to better illustrate the problem. http:// 

The map is clickable (to enable zoom in and other functions). But in 
this case, I would like to select a value from the drop-down list, 
which displays as a "drop-up" list because of not having enough space 

Now, when I click to select a year, IE interprets this as a click on 
the map, instead of just a selection within the box. It sends the 
request to the server and the server does what it is supposed to do. 
But the selection of the year still wasn't successful.

Any way to avoid that IE confusion?

Thanks for any hints!


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