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Posted on 2006-11-02
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Please take a look at this page
http://ca.geocities.com/malik_arefin@rogers.com/test/index_new.html

I am trying to separate the Month section (Jan, Feb, March) so it is the only
part that scrolls sideways not the whole page. Could someone please help
me figure this out.

Thanks
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Question by:apparition
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by:apparition
ID: 17858393
P.S. I dont want to use frames since all the data needs to be in the same form.
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by:VoteyDisciple
ID: 17858458
The first thing that comes to mind is the following:


<div id="main" style="width: 800px;">
Here's the main body of the page


<div style="overflow: visible;">
Here's the stuff you want to scroll
</div>


</div>


It's clean, understandable, a perfect application of valid CSS applied to valid markup, and completely tanks in MSIE.  ::shrug:: We can't have everything.


(There may be a way of tricking MSIE into doing this; I don't know off the top of my head, but this may be a starting point.)
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by:VoteyDisciple
ID: 17858488
Sorry, it would be nice if I thought a little before posting.  "overflow: scroll;" makes a whole lot more sense than "visible"
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by:apparition
ID: 17858496
I need it to work in IE......plus It be helpful if someone could show me how modify my existing code to achieve this....

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by:VoteyDisciple
ID: 17858714
Here's what I'd recommend; I've tested this on Firefox 1.5 and MSIE 6.0.  I took out all the tables you were using for layout, which make it excessively painful to style, and replaced them with valid CSS.

<style type="text/css">
#header
, #managers {
      width: 900px;
}

#header {
background-color: white;
background-image: url(index_new_files/title.gif);
height: 45px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

#managers {
background: #a5bec6;
text-align: right;
}

ul#views {
      float: right;
      clear: both;
      padding: 0;
      
}
ul#views li {
      list-style: none;
      float: left;
      border: 1px solid black;
      padding: 0;
      margin: 0;
      background: white;
}
ul#views li.active {
      background: gray;
}

</style>

</head>

<body>
<div id="managers">
      <select id="Select7" class="input1" disabled="disabled">
      <option selected="selected">Joe Smith</option>
      </select>
</div>

<div id="header"></div>


<ul id="views">
      <li><a class="link2" href="http://ca.geocities.com/malik_arefin@rogers.com/test/month.html">Monthly</a></li>
      <li class="active"><a class="link2" href="http://ca.geocities.com/malik_arefin@rogers.com/test/qtr.html">Qtrly</a></li>
</ul>

<br style="clear: both;" />


<table style="overflow: scroll;">

<!-- big scary table of data here -->

</table>
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by:apparition
ID: 17859074
Thanks,

but I am not sure if this is going to accomplish what I want to do.

I want to split the main table so only the months section is scrollable but the other items to the left stay static.
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VoteyDisciple earned 750 total points
ID: 17859115
Ahhh; ok.  In that case I might suggest breaking it into two tables:

<table style="float: left;">
<!-- stuff you don't want to scroll.
</table>

<table style="float: left; overflow: scroll;">
<!-- stuff you do want to scroll -->
</table>

<br style="clear: both;" />
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by:VoteyDisciple
ID: 17950193
If the B grade indicates you were hoping for more information I hope you'll ask!
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