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Pucca
01-17-2005, 08:33 AM
Hi
I'm very new to Javascript.Please help me with a tutorial/scripting of a scrollbar for a textarea. Something like this, but maybe more "fancy"... :

http://www.belmet.co.za/about.html

Thanks alot! :(

dniwebdesign
01-17-2005, 09:36 AM
I think this is more of a DHTML thing, is it not?

jbot
01-17-2005, 09:48 AM
that's not a textarea. just a plain div or something akin. however, i would counsel against doing the same thing in your site - after all, if the user has no JS, they can't scroll the text. that's pretty daft, if you ask me.

anyway, if you really want to do it, why don't you just look at the source and then copy the code. is that too easy for you? :rolleyes:

dniwebdesign
01-17-2005, 10:02 AM
that's not a textarea. just a plain div or something akin. however, i would counsel against doing the same thing in your site - after all, if the user has no JS, they can't scroll the text. that's pretty daft, if you ask me.

anyway, if you really want to do it, why don't you just look at the source and then copy the code. is that too easy for you? :rolleyes:
I really wouldn't say that using JavaScript is daft, especially when you're own site requires it to even enter it. :rolleyes:

Pucca
01-17-2005, 10:08 AM
anyway, if you really want to do it, why don't you just look at the source and then copy the code. is that too easy for you?

heeey!!! go easy on me.. like I said, I'm a beginner...
I need a tutorial to do... if I copy & paste, it won't help me, will it... :o ??
If it is DHTML, where can I go look for a tut? It doesn't have to be Javascript, just thought it was???

jbot
01-17-2005, 10:36 AM
I really wouldn't say that using JavaScript is daft, especially when you're own site requires it to even enter it.

that's just the point! if you need JS to use a site you're preventing people that don't have JS for various reasons from using the site. that's called inaccessibility and is illegal for public websites in some countries under disability discrimination laws.

now, of course, JS per se is not a bad idea on anysite. but by making your site rely on it is. that's why his proposed use of it is daft.

dniwebdesign
01-17-2005, 10:37 AM
Try this URL: http://simplythebest.net/scripts/DHTML_scripts/javascripts/javascript_59.html

Pucca
01-17-2005, 10:43 AM
EXACTLY what I was looking for! thanks alot! :thumbsup:

dniwebdesign
01-17-2005, 10:44 AM
no problem...

dniwebdesign
01-17-2005, 10:45 AM
that's just the point! if you need JS to use a site you're preventing people that don't have JS for various reasons from using the site. that's called inaccessibility and is illegal for public websites in some countries under disability discrimination laws.

now, of course, JS per se is not a bad idea on anysite. but by making your site rely on it is. that's why his proposed use of it is daft.
Please do tell me what countries using JavaScript is illegal in.

jbot
01-17-2005, 10:59 AM
Please do tell me what countries using JavaScript is illegal in.

can you actually read? i didn't say that using JS was illegal. i said that making inaccessible websites was illegal. if your site needs JS to actually use it, you have made it inaccessible and thus you could be liable to a lawsuit under that nation's disability discrimination legislation. the UK and the US are the only two nations I know have this, but there will be others for sure.

jbot
01-17-2005, 11:11 AM
some links for you to peruse, pal:


Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) & web accessibility (http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/web-accessibility/uk-website-legal-requirements.shtml)

Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) (http://www.watchfire.com/legislation/dda.aspx)

FAQ: Your UK business website and the Disability Discrimination Act (http://www.gawds.org/show.php?contentid=102)

Accessibility and the Law (http://safariexamples.informit.com/073571150X/Chapters/AppendixA.html)



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