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Making my page's Background Image clickable. Is this possible?

Posted on 2008-06-10
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I want my HTML page to have a tiled background Image, which if clicked redirects to some set link in the Javascript.

However, I also want a content block that is above the background, that is not clickable, since if the user clicked in this content box, they wouldn't be clicking on the bkg image.

Any ideas on how to achieve this?

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Question by:nverfollowtt
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Try Here
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
  <head>
  <title></title>
  </head>
  <body onload="window.backgroundClick=true" 
  onclick="if (window.backgroundClick) location='http://google.com/search?q=background'" 
  style="background-color:green">
<div 
onmouseover="window.backgroundClick=false"
onmouseout="window.backgroundClick=true"
onclick="location='http://google.com/search?q=div'" 
 style="position:absolute; width:200px; height:200px; background-color:red">Hello</div>
  </body>
</html>

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by:nverfollowtt
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Hey mplungjan that is all inline controls, any way to do this with strickly a JS include?
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Michel Plungjan earned 2000 total points
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Just take what's in the window.onload snippet here:
<html>
  <head>
  <title></title>
<script>
window.backgroundClick=true;
window.onload=function() {
  document.getElementById('centerPiece').onclick=function() { location='http://google.com/search?q=div' }
  document.getElementById('centerPiece').onmouseover=function() { window.backgroundClick=false }
  document.getElementById('centerPiece').onmouseout=function() { window.backgroundClick=true }
  document.onclick=function() {
    if (window.backgroundClick) location='http://google.com/search?q=background';
  }
}
</script>
  </head>
  <body style="background-color:green">
<div id="centerPiece" style="position:absolute; width:200px; height:200px; background-color:red">Hello</div>
  </body>
</html>

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