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Transparent layer in Netscape

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I am displaying a layer on top of another, but when it's displayed, I do not want to allow the user to click anything else but the layer that currently sits on the top. I thought of using a "transparent" layer to put underneath it... It worked in IE, but not in Netscape.  I need it to work in both.  

NOTE: xBrowser is an object that does all the cross-browser functionality...

Thanks and here's the code snippet:

<html>
<style><!--
      .nu {text-decoration: none;}
      A:link {text-decoration: none; color: white}
      A:visited {text-decoration: none; color: white}
      A:hover {text-decoration: none; color: blue}
#LayerInvisible {position:absolute; left: 1px; top: 41px; width: 787px; height: 553px; z-index:97;}
#LayerFinancing {position:absolute; width:374px; height:405px; z-index:98; left:150px; top:136px;}
--></style>

<script language="JavaScript">
function showWindow(aLayer)
{
      invisible.visibility = xBrowser.showObject(invisible);
      aLayer.visibility = xBrowser.showObject(aLayer);
      opportunityProbability.visibility = xBrowser.hideObject(opportunityProbability);
}
</script>

<body>
<div id="LayerInvisible"></div>
<div id="LayerFinancing"><img src="wwwroot/graphics/Sales/Financing.GIF">
<div id="LayerOpportunityMenuFinancing"><a href="#" onClick="javascript:showWindow(financing);"</a></div>
</body>
</html>


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Actually, I am not very sure what's the usage of the invisible layer. But have you tried to adjust the z-index so that the invisible layer's z-index is larger than the visible one?

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Yes I have tried moving the z-index values around but, like i said, it still does not work in Netscape and IE it's fine.  The objective of this layer is to prevent users from clicking anywhere else on the screen except the currently displayed top layer. Let's say that you click on a button and that causes a smaller window to appear (to change values, etc.) you want that window to be "modal" i.e. user can't click anywhere else until they click on OK/cancel.

Hope this calrifies things and thanks.  
Have you thought of using a JavaScript event handler instead?

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