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how to display scrollbar for extra data while using span tag or div tag

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hi,
my manager wants to use span or div tag with scroll bar to hav extra navigation
my question is : is this donable if the answer is yes would you please give me a how to example

best regards
hatem gamal
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Using a span</title>
 
    <script language="javascript">
      function displayText()
      {
       document.getElementById('targetSpan').innerHTML =
          "You're using JavaScript";
      }
    </script>
 
  </head>
 
  <body onload="displayText()">
 
    <h1>Using a span</h1>
 
   The new text will appear here: "<span id="targetSpan" style="width:10px;">
    </span>".
 
    </body>
</html>

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You can't really display scrollbars on span tags unless you set display:block on them, which essentially turns them into DIV tags (they behave like DIVs)

To make a scrollbar visible when entering extra text you need to set a few CSS styles on the enclosing DIV.
1. Fixed width or height (or both, depending on whether you want a vertical or horizontal scrollbar - or both)
2. overflow:auto; (this means that the scrollbar will only appear if the content is larger than the specified fixed height or width)

For your span tag I would recommend changing it into the code snippet below. Please note that I have increased the width because 10px is too small to even display the scrollbar. The code below will create a 100px wide by 100px tall DIV tag that will display scrollbars as necessary:
<div id="targetSpan" style="width:100px;height:100px;overflow:auto;">
    </div>

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thanks man
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