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11-05-2002, 10:51 PM
I am trying to make my scripts a little more cross browser

and was wondering if anyone knows of a good reference

site where I can find out which object attributes(in nn4.7) can be

dynamicly changed

for example object.width does not work in netscape



11-06-2002, 06:24 AM
Hi Allison,

I've found Netscape's own documentation to be of great value. Netscape's DevEdge site has archived papers, manuals, etc... from 1997-1999 (NS4's active period).

You'll find them at:


The first link on the page, called "Dynamic HTML in Communicator' is what you are looking for. You can view it online, or download a PDF or a ZIP.

There are other links on that page to help get you going.


btw, most properties in NS4 cannot be modified after a page has achieved inital layout. Some exceptions exist though: positioning (of course), clip values, and some layer properties... The 'width' property can be used via the resizeTo() method on layers and windows, but not (for example) on images.

Anyway, the article I reference above has the necessary details.

Look also for Javascript v1.3 Client-Guide and Client-Reference (you'll have to hunt around in the archives, as I don't have the URLs handy).

Hope this helps -

11-06-2002, 02:56 PM
Great :) Thanks realisis