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AW: form element conflict with dhtml

From: Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 10:10:41 +0200
Message-ID: <5F78AA062F6AD311A59000508B4AAF6D092AED@pcs02>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Ross Plank <rplank@lrn.com> noticed:

> There seems to be an inherent problem with form elements such as
> SELECT tags being placed under layers DIV, SPAN, etc. These
> elements are always placed on top of all the layers. I need to
> know if there is a workaround available to deal with this problem.

Not really at the moment. All I can think of is building your own
SELECT-style element out of DHTML, with conditional document.writes
and a plain HTML SELECT element as backup for accessibility.

Future version of Internet Explorer may fix this, ref:

Netscape is even worse in this regard since *all* form elements
are window widgets which always appear over layers.

Also, in Netscape, there is a document object, and hence a
different frames array, for each layer. Hence a form must
exist entirely on one layer.

Andrew Clover
Technical Support
Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2000 03:15:18 UTC

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