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mobilephone
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: none
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 11-24-2003 15:30

Hello,

New to this forum, new to dhtml.

My background is java, but now, I have to develop a model view controller (mvc) application, got m and c sorted, now looking for view solutions.

Is it possible to use the 'layer' tag to move html code on and off a document, ie, to produce a hide-able menu, or is this method not advisable. I am getting confused, as I have been told that this tag only applies to netscape ? are there any cross browser solutions available ?

Any advise, pointers would be helpful.



hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 11-24-2003 17:06

Hi mobilephone, Welcome to the asylum.

You should avoid the '<layer ...>' tag it has been depricated and as you said is only available for Netscape.

You can do the kinds of things you want to do by using the <div ...> tag or the <span ...> tag. If fact if you place an id in any of the tags you can control thier properties from JavaScript just like you would have a <layer> tag.




-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 11-24-2003 17:26

You would be wise to forget that the layer tag ever existed.

mobilephone
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: none
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 11-24-2003 18:19

Thanks for the info,

I just spent the last three hours reading quirksmode.org,

It pretty much cleared up all of my questions on DHTML, DOMS, 3 versions, the lot...

I shall be back no doubt

keep up the good work



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