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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:22

Netscape form error

Poster: tcwebmaster
Dated: Thursday June 24 2004 - 15:59:28 BST

I am having another problem with Netscape 4.8

I have a combo/select menu as part of a form on the page, and when the DHTML menu expands, the combo/select menu stays on top, so that none of the choices in the DHTML menu are visible. How do I make the DHTML menu stay visible all the time when it expands? This only seems to be a problem with Netscape 4.xx.

This has been a big problem for me. Thanks.

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday June 24 2004 - 16:29:24 BST

I asked in the other post, could you possibly post a test page, the on which you are seeing the problem so I can see the layout? I have netscape 4.79 so I can check to see what's happening, but I also need to see the layout just in case it's the result of the netscape4x browser being a static browser, unlike the later versions 4x using a totally different system [underlying programming code] Thanks.

Here is a link

Poster: tcwebmaster
Dated: Thursday June 24 2004 - 18:56:20 BST

This is a very rough page, the images have not been optimized, but you can see how the Admissions dropdown menu is covered by the form element when viewed in Netscape 4.8. Thanks for your assistance.

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday June 24 2004 - 21:29:43 BST

The problem is a result of the browser, not any error in it, but it's not something the menu can overcome. Netscape 4x is a static browser. There are a couple of things you can do to avoid that. Since you didn't put all the drop down categories in the menu I don't know how long the others are. Based on the one that is there I made changes to that table which has the financial aid stuff in it. I moved the form down, and to make sure it stayed in position I put it in the table with the two images, adding a top row with colspan=3. With the form in that position it is still visible when the page is loaded and the bottom of the drop menu ends just before the form. This is the code.
<TD vAlign=top width=556 bgColor=#ffffff height=650>
            <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=556 border="0">
                <TD vAlign=top width=12></TD>
                <TD vAlign=top align=left width=534><BR clear=all><IMG
                  hspace=5 src="smiling_student.png"
                  align=right vspace=5>
                  <DIV class=bodytext align=left><br><br>
                  <P>The <B>Financial Aid Office</B> is designed to be a
                  resource for families of all of our current and prospective
                  students. Our friendly staff offers counseling and other
                  assistance to help make it financially possible for students
                  to attend Tusculum College. Financial aid works together with
                  your family's financial resources so that we can assemble a
                  financial aid package for you.</P>
                  <P>The Financial Aid Office is located on the second floor of
                  Virginia Hall. The Office is open from: Monday - Friday, 8:00
                  a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended for financial
                  aid counseling, so that our staff can prepare the proper
                  information for your individual package.</P></DIV><br>
                  <DIV class=pageInset align=left>
                  <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=311 border="0">
                    <TBODY><tr><td colspan="3"><SPAN class=bodytext>
                  <FORM name=faidform><SELECT
                  onchange="MM_jumpMenu('parent',this,0)" name=select> <OPTION
                    selected>Financial Aid Directory</OPTION>
                    <OPTION value=>From the
                    Director</OPTION> <OPTION
                    value=>Steps in
                    Applying for Financial Aid</OPTION> <OPTION
                    Aid Estimator</OPTION> <OPTION
                    Scholarship Application</OPTION> <OPTION
                    Program</OPTION> <OPTION
                    Competition Application</OPTION> <OPTION
                    Aid Forms</OPTION></SELECT> </FORM></SPAN></td></tr>
                    <TR vAlign=top>
                      <TD align=middle width=145><IMG src=""></TD>
                      <TD align=middle width=21></TD>
                      <TD align=middle width=145><IMG

The other option is what another person who has a school site did. This is the post about it It's pretty long, in effect the final result was to have netscape 4x ignore the menu and a text link menu was put in using javascript. Here is the pageso you can see it, but you'll have to go in netscape4x to see it, otherwise you only see the milonic menu. If you don't have 4x you could look at the source, the area you want begins
<!-- #BeginLibraryItem "/Library/mmenu.lbi" --><script   language="javascript">
you'll see the code is placed in a table cell, the design is similar to yours, so you could do that and put the netscape menu in that light green cell over which the menu sits. It would only show in netscape 4x browsers. Hope some of this is a help.


Poster: John
Dated: Friday June 25 2004 - 4:59:59 BST

Here are a couple of small syntax problems for you, although these shouldn't affect the overall operation (but why not get it right?)... :)

You have, for example...

That, and all other lines, should be...

Note the removal of one of the ; from the pair (showmenu=adult;;status=Adult), and the addition of a ; at the end (separatorsize=1; ).

Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Monday June 28 2004 - 22:37:55 BST


Oops... I just posted to an earlier thread you started on the same geeral topic. Hadn't gotten to this one yet (catching up after being gone a while). You still might find the post in the other thread useful.