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    I know it is a cardinal sin to post a webpage in layers because of how it is destoyed by old versions or IE and Netscape, but I can't help it. My site, http://www.oakball.itgo.com is made with one template. Some pages have more info then others so I need the text areas to scroll, and I can do that in layers. Is there anyway to have tables scroll??? without using a form.

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    As long as your table height hasn't been set to an absolute value, it should expand as needed.
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    problem is it cant, it is part of a template and if it is a table it won't expand. Layers have a scroll feature so all boxes are same length but they can scroll if there is lots of content. i really am in a hole.

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    Yup, you are in a hole. If you don't use layers, you will lose the functionality of scrolling. You can do the same thing with an i-frame, but that's something that only Microsoft supports.

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    I use the dreamweaver template and tables, my tables expand dont give height value to table and you have no problem.
    IMHO maybe i misunderstand your question.

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    Some time ago a guy called Dan Steinman http://www.dansteinman.com started developing a cross-browser DHTML javascript library.

    Development has now reached version two and is an open source project on sourceforge.net Go here http://sourceforge.net/projects/dynapi/ to obtain the API and view some examples of its useage.
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    Ahhhhh, the joy of layers and Dynamic HTML.

    Have a look at Thomas Brattli's solutions and see if they're suitable for you -

    http://www.bratta.com/dhtml/scripts/...&order=created

    http://www.bratta.com/dhtml/scripts/...&order=created
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    i finally broke down and changed it to tables, thankfully i also figured out how to make my tables work how i want them to.

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    Originally posted by slichard
    i finally broke down and changed it to tables, thankfully i also figured out how to make my tables work how i want them to.
    Interesting thread, nonetheless. I was particularly impressed with the references to Dan Steinman's cross-browser DHTML javascript library. I've already referred a number of software engineers from my company to that URL.

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    Originally posted by netesq
    Interesting thread, nonetheless. I was particularly impressed with the references to Dan Steinman's cross-browser DHTML javascript library. I've already referred a number of software engineers from my company to that URL.
    I've been experimenting with and using this library for some time now. It's a refreshing change not to have to implement any browser detecting for every single operation.
    <Edited by Drinky on 01-28-2001 at 01:48 PM>
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