Hover buttons don't work with all ISPs

Posted on 1999-07-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
When creating custom hover buttons from .gif files, they do not work with AOL and many other ISPs.  Works perfect on MSN viewed with IE4 or later (IE3 wasn't available to try).  Tried modifying filenames to 8.3 spec without _ or numbers.  This fixed the problem with AOL4 but not AOL3.  Is there a better way to do hover buttons that work with all 3.0 and up browsers?  There must be something wrong with the java script in FP2K.  I've selected ie and netscape versions 3 or later in Page option compatibility.  Host server is apache.
Question by:lexus

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graham321 earned 400 total points
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Different javascript code works for different browsers.  I know that i've tried to make some rollovers and they worked perfect in netscape but when i viewed them in IE they would not even be displayed.  So you have to test, and try different code or if your having a program do it for you, try different code.  If you need any more help, leave a comment.

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ID: 1868240
Some javascript code makes a javascript if function at the top saying that if browser equals netscape do rollovers, and if ie or below, display message.

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ID: 1868241
Yes graham is write.
Well most of the javascripts work with Internet Explorer and not by Netscape. See if the Java Script is Enabled. from Internet Options.
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ID: 1868242
I havn't quite figured it out.  The buttons work on some AOL 4 and not others.  Maybe it only works with a current version of active-x?!?

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ID: 1868243
If u realy need the mouse over on the pictures and have more browsers accept it, leave javascript and find yourself a java applet. There are enough to be found on the net.

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ID: 1868244
The fphover button is a java applet.  

I try to test the webs in both IE, Netscape and AOL, but I'm limited to newer versions.

Is it me, or is the FrontPage 2000 hover buttons are using a poor version of java?!?  I had to redo all the buttons on several webs to the mouseover whipper from www.wsabstract.com, and trick FP2000 to have them reside in the shared border.  Does microsoft go out of it's way to reinvent a tire that only rolls on newer special cars, but markets it like it works for everyone.   aarrrrrgghhhh.

Is there an easier way to do mouseovers for the majority of platforms?

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