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Thanks v much Paulie_D
I can’t see a way to attach a screenshot in the forum so you can download it here: http://www.around-the-world.co.uk/public/Screenshot2.jpg
The HTML (created by PHP) which produced that page was:
<div id='OptionsWrapper' style='position:fixed; top:120px;left:0px; width:100%; height:653px; overflow:scroll; z-index:999;'> <div id='Options' style='position:fixed; top:120px;left:0px; width:98%; height:$options_height; overflow:scroll;'> </div> </div>
The resultant HTML is valid, according to Opera
In the screenshot:
There should be 30 buttons laid out according to the .css file at: http://www.around-the-world.co.uk/public/atwmenu30.css
The 15 buttons shown are fine. The problem is that I can’t scroll down to the other 15.
You can see 2 scrollbars – one for each div.
I would expect the inner scrollbar area (belonging to the Options div) to be “empty” – as it is – because $options_height is calculated as 990px which is enough to hold all 10 rows of buttons.
I would expect the outer scrollbar area (belonging to the OptionsWrapper div) to contain a scrollbar as the Options div has a greater height (990px) than the OptionsWrapper div (currently set at 653px to match my small laptop).
Yes, I can get rid of default code eventually but I’m leaving it in so I can test with different values eg to display the 2 scroll bar areas side-by-side.
I won’t always want a scrollbar; I just set overflow:scroll so the test displays the scrollbar area even if there’s no scrollbar.
Thanks so much for any help you can give me.