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Pop-out Elements: Final Thoughts - Doc JavaScript


A Final Word

In this column we introduced a simple (but innovative) technique that makes it easy to include more content in less space. We all know that space on a web page is valuable these days, so this column presents one of many possible solutions. We discussed many new JavaScript and Dynamic HTML features, including how to dynamically print positioned elements.

We also presented a workaround for an undocumented (and unexplained) bug. Our pop-out element script is compatible with Navigator 4.0x and Internet Explorer 4.0x, and gracefully downgrades for older browsers. In other words, it does not affect browsers that do not support the necessary features. In this column we showed you:

  1. How to define a pop-out element as an instance of an object.
  2. How to define and use a pop-out element's properties.
  3. How to position a pop-out element's tab.
  4. How to position a pop-out element's box.
  5. How to toggle a pop-out element's visibility status.
  6. How to toggle a pop-out element's visibility.

If you would like to implement pop-out elements on your site, be sure to view the entire script. That's it for this time. Be sure to check back soon for our next column.

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Created: February 24, 1998
Revised: February 24, 1998

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