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How to fix this JavaScript star rating control? It stops working if the user has to scroll down on the page due to positioning related script.

I am having a problem when trying to use the AJAX Rating Control below.  It works great when the rating controls are located in the first screen of a page where the user does not have to scroll at all.  However, if the page requires the user to scroll the rating controls stop working after the user uses the scroll bar (e.g. the Y position changes).

I wanted to know if anyone could help fix problem this as I am not a JavaScript expert.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>AJAX Star Rating</title>
<style type="text/css">
#star ul.star { LIST-STYLE: none; MARGIN: 0; PADDING: 0; WIDTH: 85px; HEIGHT: 20px; LEFT: 10px; TOP: -5px; POSITION: relative; FLOAT: left; BACKGROUND: url('media/stars.gif') repeat-x; CURSOR: pointer; }
#star li { PADDING: 0; MARGIN: 0; FLOAT: left; DISPLAY: block; WIDTH: 85px; HEIGHT: 20px; TEXT-DECORATION: none; text-indent: -9000px; Z-INDEX: 20; POSITION: absolute; PADDING: 0; }
#star li.curr { BACKGROUND: url('media/stars.gif') left 25px; FONT-SIZE: 1px; }
#star div.user { LEFT: 15px; POSITION: relative; FLOAT: left; FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: #888; }
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
 
/* AJAX Star Rating : v1.0.3 : 2008/05/06 */
/* http://www.nofunc.com/AJAX_Star_Rating/ */
 
function $(v,o) { return((typeof(o)=='object'?o:document).getElementById(v)); }
function $S(o) { return((typeof(o)=='object'?o:$(o)).style); }
function agent(v) { return(Math.max(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf(v),0)); }
function abPos(o) { var o=(typeof(o)=='object'?o:$(o)), z={X:0,Y:0}; while(o!=null) { z.X+=o.offsetLeft; z.Y+=o.offsetTop; o=o.offsetParent; }; return(z); }
function XY(e,v) { var o=agent('msie')?{'X':event.clientX+document.body.scrollLeft,'Y':event.clientY+document.body.scrollTop}:{'X':e.pageX,'Y':e.pageY}; return(v?o[v]:o); }
 
star={};
 
star.mouse=function(e,o) { if(star.stop || isNaN(star.stop)) { star.stop=0;
 
	document.onmousemove=function(e) { var n=star.num;
	
		var p=abPos($('star'+n)), x=XY(e), oX=x.X-p.X, oY=x.Y-p.Y; star.num=o.id.substr(4);
 
		if(oX<1 || oX>84 || oY<0 || oY>19) { star.stop=1; star.revert(); }
		
		else {
 
			$S('starCur'+n).width=oX+'px';
			$S('starUser'+n).color='#111';
			$('starUser'+n).innerHTML=Math.round(oX/84*100)+'%';
		}
	};
} };
 
star.update=function(e,o) { var n=star.num, v=parseInt($('starUser'+n).innerHTML);
 
	n=o.id.substr(4); $('starCur'+n).title=v;
 
	req=new XMLHttpRequest(); req.open('GET','/AJAX_Star_Vote.php?vote='+(v/100),false); req.send(null);    
 
};
 
star.revert=function() { var n=star.num, v=parseInt($('starCur'+n).title);
 
	$S('starCur'+n).width=Math.round(v*84/100)+'px';
	$('starUser'+n).innerHTML=(v>0?Math.round(v)+'%':'');
	$('starUser'+n).style.color='#888';
	
	document.onmousemove='';
 
};
 
star.num=0;
 
</script>
</head>
<body>
<p>Ensure that you have to scroll down using your browser's scroll bar then see if the stars work.</p>
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<div id="star">
 <ul id="star0" class="star" onmousedown="star.update(event,this)" onmousemove="star.mouse(event,this)" title="Rate This!">
  <li id="starCur0" class="curr" title="98" style="width: 82px;"></li>
 </ul>
 <div style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136);" id="starUser0" class="user"></div>
 <br style="clear: both;">
 <ul id="star1" class="star" onmousedown="star.update(event,this)" onmousemove="star.mouse(event,this)" title="Rate This!">
  <li id="starCur1" class="curr" title="50" style="width: 84px;"></li>
 </ul>
 <div style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136);" id="starUser1" class="user"></div>
 <br style="clear: both;">
 <ul id="star2" class="star" onmousedown="star.update(event,this)" onmousemove="star.mouse(event,this)" title="Rate This!">
  <li id="starCur2" class="curr" title="99" style="width: 83px;"></li>
 </ul>
 <div style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136);" id="starUser2" class="user"></div>
 <br style="clear: both;">
 <ul id="star3" class="star" onmousedown="star.update(event,this)" onmousemove="star.mouse(event,this)" title="Rate This!">
  <li id="starCur3" class="curr" title="70" style="width: 59px;"></li>
 </ul>
 <div style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136);" id="starUser3" class="user"></div>
 <br style="clear: both;">
 <ul id="star4" class="star" onmousedown="star.update(event,this)" onmousemove="star.mouse(event,this)" title="Rate This!">
  <li id="starCur4" class="curr" title="30" style="width: 25px;"></li>
 </ul>
 <div style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136);" id="starUser4" class="user"></div>
 
  <br style="clear: both;">
 <ul id="star5" class="star" onmousedown="star.update(event,this)" onmousemove="star.mouse(event,this)" title="Rate This!">
  <li id="starCur5" class="curr" title="30" style="width: 25px;"></li>
 </ul>
 <div style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136);" id="starUser5" class="user"></div>
</div>
 
</body>
</html>

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SRigneyCommented:
Is this a control you wrote yourself?  

Why are you using so much xy positioning code.  Even in your mouse over, you know which object it is, you are passing this in the parameter list.  Why don't you just use the object rather than the xy coordinates code to get what you need?
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endrecAuthor Commented:
I saw the the create of the JavaScript found this problem as well and has corrected it on their site.  

http://www.nofunc.com/AJAX_Star_Rating/

This line was incorrect:

function XY(e,v) { var o=agent('msie')?{'X':event.clientX+document.body.scrollLeft,'Y':event.clientY+document.body.scrollTop}:{'X':e.pageX,'Y':e.pageY}; return(v?o[v]:o); }
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