Re: Suppress scroll bars - an idea

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Tue, 4 Jul 1995 07:21:32 -0400 (EDT)


From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Message-Id: <199507041121.HAA19709@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Suppress scroll bars - an idea
To: mikebat@clark.net (Mike Batchelor)
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 1995 07:21:32 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199507020305.XAA12033@clark.net> from "Mike Batchelor" at Jul 1, 95 11:05:02 pm

> I have a suggestion for another style attribute:  no-scrollbars.  I don't
> know about any of you, but I find it tiresome to use a scrollbar on a long
> page, or have to shift to using the keyboard PgUp/PgDn keys to navigate. 
> My idea for a <style> attribute would turn off the browser scroll-bars (if
> it has any), and use paging buttons instead to format the presentation (if
> appropriate for the browser).  I'm thinking of a set of buttons somewhere
> on the controls for the browser, or on the page itself, which would let
> you go one page forward, backwards, to the top, or to the bottom.

...

> Any comments?

It seems like there are two concepts here: paging and the lack of scroll
bars.  Paging is provided for through "LINK." 

REL=Next 
     The link references the next document to visit in a guided tour. 
REL=Previous 
     The link references the previous document in a guided tour. 

A lack of scroll bars is just a browser-developer issue.  If a document
cannot be scrolled, the browser could dump the (useless) scroll bars to save 
screen real-estate.

Have I misunderstood your suggestion?

 Paul Prescod