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A javasrcipt: URL that scrolls the current page to the end?

Posted on 2004-09-09
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Hi,

I get some HTML Logging output from a very simple HTTP  server. But it quickly runs down the bottom of the browser window so I need to scroll all the time to see the most current messages.

Can you please help me to write such a fancy javascript: URL bookmark  that constantly scrolls to the end of the current document?
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Question by:x4u
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Hi

You could put this:

<body onload="scrollBottom();">

and have this:

function scrollBottom() {
   scrollBy(0,document.body.scrollHeight);
}

Regards,
Zyloch
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The page loading is never finished so unload will never be called.  There is constantly new content added to the page while the log is running and I want it scroll to the button all the time not just once.

If at all possible I'd prefer not to insert anything into the page code but have it in a seperate javascript: URL that can be called from a bookmark if needed.
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It depends on how the new information is being added to the page...
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by:x4u
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It is simply appended to the document. The page keeps on loading all the time.
It is similar to a very slow server that serves a infinite long page.
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Ah, you mean chunked transfer? The anchor tag would actually be harder to implement. I know you can do this: (not sure if supported in Mozilla, but should work in IE):

Have this in the <head> section:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
<!--

function scrollBottom() {
   scrollBy(0,document.body.scrollHeight);
}

var tid = setInterval('scrollBottom()',2000);
//The 2000 means 2000 milliseconds or 2 seconds

//-->
</script>

Then have this:

<body onload="clearInterval(tid);">
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by:a_twixt_in_the_tale
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change the address of one of ur links to
   javascript:scrollBy(0,window.document.body.scrollHeight);
apply and click OK (ignore popups)

use this link to move to the end of the page. u will however have to click on this link each time to move to the current 'end'
however it saves using the scrollbar

i tried a recursive loop using setTimeout but it will eventually gobble up too much mem. and freeze ur system

:)
Don
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by:daleoran
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Could you just put a hyperlink at the top of the page

<a href="#bottomofpage">Bottom</a>

Page contents go here
Page contents go here
Page contents go here
Page contents go here
Page contents go here
Page contents go here

<a name="bottomofpage">The End

Michael

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