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I have a dropdown box with a go button on one page. Each of the values points to a page with an anchor. But for some reason, it won't go to the anchor, it just goes to the bottom of the page. I've tested the anchors to make sure they work without the dropdown box and everything checks out. Any suggestions?
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Question by:kch011099
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by:jbeaman
ID: 2558198
Can you post your code or give us a URL so we can check it out?

Thanks
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by:kch011099
ID: 2558234
Script and dropdown box with go
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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">

<!-- Begin
function formHandler(dropdown){
var URL = document.dropdown.mins.options[document.dropdown.mins.selectedIndex].value;
window.location.href = URL;
}
// End -->
</SCRIPT>
                                    <form name="dropdown">
                                    <select name="mins" align="left" size="1">
                                          <option value="">Please Select Destination
                                          <option value="">-----------------
                                          <option value="page.html#1">Anchor 1
                                          <option value="page.html#2">Anchor 2
                                          <option value="page.html#3">Anchor 3
                                    </select><input type="button" value="Go" onClick="javascript:formHandler()"></form>
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page.html
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<a name="1"></a>First Anchor<br>
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adflkjasdlkf
<br>
<a name="2"></a>Second Anchor<br>
asdjflkasdjf
asdlkfjasdlkf
adflkjasdlkf
<br>
<a name="3"></a>Third Anchor<br>
asdjflkasdjf
asdlkfjasdlkf
adflkjasdlkf
<br>
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TTom earned 100 total points
ID: 2558372
Your code actually works properly (in IE5).  I think the problem is that "page.html" does not have enough lines of text for the anchors to display the way you are expecting.

I added a number of "<P>1" entries between the anchors and tried it out.  Worked perfectly.

Tom
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by:kch011099
ID: 2558404
The page.html code I posted is not the actual code. It is actually very long and intense and I had to split it into 3 pages. That is why I'm using anchors. You are right, it does work in IE, but I need it to work in Netscape as well. I added a regular link to the page with the dropdown box that links to one of the anchors and it is still not working in Netscape. However, when I add that same link to the page.html code with the anchors on that same page, the anchors work. I can't figure out the problem.
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by:kch011099
ID: 2558491
I found out the problem.

Netscape is really picky about using tables and anchors. If you have an ALIGN command in the TABLE tag, it will ignore the anchors and take you to the bottom of the page. Someone, prior to me, had this exact same problem and found the answer. (How did anyone figure that out, it seems so unrelated!)

Well, now everything works great.
I will give TTom the points since you tried to help me.

Thanks.
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by:TTom
ID: 2558754
Thanks!  Sorry I didn't have the NS solution for you.  Good info!

Tom
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