[thelist] DHTML Scrolling Area

Noah St. Amand noah at tookish.net
Mon Jan 14 09:43:01 CST 2008

Hi Lee,

On 14-Jan-08, at 5:35 AM, Lee Kowalkowski wrote:

> On 11/01/2008, Noah St. Amand <noah at tookish.net> wrote:
>> I usually use an addEvent function to attach scripts to  
>> window.onload,
>> rather than using <body onload="">. In this case, though, when I run
>> the script at window.onload, box.scrollWidth returns the width of
>> "box", rather than the width of "contents" with everything loaded  
>> into
>> it. If I call it in the body tag using "onload", box.scrollWidth
>> returns the width of "contents".
> Strange, it shouldn't really matter.  Unless you're accidentally
> invoking initScroll instead of assigning it to the onload event, e.g:
>  addEvent(window, 'load', initScroll()); // accidental immediate  
> invokation.
>  addEvent(window, 'load', initScroll); // initScroll invoked when
> onload event fires.

I must have been, because it worked when I tried it again.

Thanks very much for all your help.


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