The HTML Container
It's time to create the data insertion point in the document. We need to define the exact position of our banner, so we'll use a
Navigator 4.0x can only write HTML code to a positioned element (
position: absolute) so our element must be positioned. However, since we want to place it in the document's flow, we won't specify any positioning properties (
<SPAN ID="banner" STYLE="position: absolute;"></SPAN>
If you want to specify the banner's exact coordinates in relation to the browser window, simply install the
<SPAN ID="banner" STYLE="position: absolute; left: 100; --> top: 300;"></SPAN>
We promised to create a backward-compatible script. If you want older browsers to display the banner's first frame, put the desired text (or any code) in the
<SPAN>...</SPAN> definition. If you don't want a static banner on older browsers, you should keep the
<SPAN>...</SPAN> definition empty.
Regardless of how you decide to include the element in the document, it should be followed by two
<BR> tags. Since it is a positioned element (despite the fact that it has no explicit
top definitions), content placed after the banner does not account for its space. Therefore, two
<BR> tags are required.
Created: September 25, 1997
Revised: April 16, 1998