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Frontpage, rollovers and Netscape 7

 8:42 pm on Jun 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can someone please help me...

I have designed 3 sites in Microsoft Frontpage 2000 and 2002. I have incorporated dynamic animation where on mouseover, the image will swap out. This works great in every browser except one: Netscape 7. In Netscape 7, a blank image comes up upon mouseover. If I go to the Javascript console, it either tells me:

animate.js was blocked by the security manager.
Remote content may not link to local content.

Or it tells me:

doc_els has no properties.

Please refer to www.literacyvolunteers-maricopa.org and view in Netscape 7 to see what I mean.

This is so odd--especially when it works fine in older browsers of Netscape. Am I overlooking something? I am stumped! Thanks!



 9:05 pm on Jun 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

In the doc_els case, no doubt that you're using an IE-specific rollover script, or a standards-naive rollover script.

Why not use pure CSS rollovers?

a { background: url(plain_image.png) }
a:hover { background: url(hover_image.png) }

You don't need any javascript.

See [webmasterworld.com...] for more details.


 9:40 pm on Jun 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I would buy that EXCEPT for the fact it works in the other versions of Netscape...If it works in Netscape 4.7, shouldn't it work in Netscape 7?


 9:47 pm on Jun 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not if it tries to use layers, which is a feature that the Mozilla team decided explicitly not to provide backwards compatibility for. (Be glad, you only have to worry about standards browsers and IE, not three different layout systems.)

Also, you can't depend on any bugs in NS4 showing up in gecko browsers. Different codebase and everything.


 1:49 am on Jun 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the forum, belgirl.

You might want to read through our thread Bare Bones Rollover [webmasterworld.com]. Despite the kind of code that WYSIWYG editors create, a simple image swap on mouseover is not a brain bender.

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