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RE: Help with fixed columns...

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 22:50:30 -0500
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At 01:45 PM 2002-12-11, Fred Bohle wrote:

>You could put the first two columns in a separate table in
>a separate frame, and put the rest of the table in a second
>frame which can be scrolled.

I am not sure one could make the two-frame solution accessible.
Certainly it would not arrow across a row from the left column
of the first table to the right column of the second table.


Have you thought about letting the user cherry-pick the columns
that they are interested in, and then generating a reduced table?

Look at BJS for an example done with Cold Fusion over Oracle:

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sridhar Ramalingam [mailto:sramalingam@valleyoak.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 1:00 PM
>To: www-talk@w3.org
>Subject: Re: Help with fixed columns...
>Some how I feel it is possible by using some funky CSS.
>I do have a site where a similar functionality is accomplished, it uses XML
>and XSLT.
>Its kind of complex to integrate XML/XSLT into my current application, so I
>was trying to find a simpler solution.
>Here is the site...
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "S. Mike Dierken" <mdierken@hotmail.com>
>To: "Sridhar Ramalingam" <sramalingam@valleyoak.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 6:44 PM
>Subject: Re: Help with fixed columns...
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Sridhar Ramalingam" <sramalingam@valleyoak.com>
> > > What I need is...
> > > There are like 10 columns in a HTML table. I need to have the first 2
> > > columns locked (not scrolling) but have the rest of the 8 columns scroll
> > > horizontally.
> > Do you mean like the window that contains the HTML table has a scrollbar
> > when the user scrolls it the first two columns does not scroll? Don't
> > that is possible.
> >
> > You might be able to use frames (or iframes) to isolate one portion of the
> > table, but frames are complex and have problems in general with usability.
> >
> >
> >
Received on Wednesday, 11 December 2002 22:48:18 UTC

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