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12:26 pm on Mar 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have a Combo which shows a list of Countries.like Australia, India, Canada...

Initially it displays Australia. When I press I after selecting the Combo, India is displayed.
This happens in IE 5.0 on Windows 95, Windows98 but not in Windows 2000 and Windows NT. Any idea why?


7:59 pm on Mar 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums at WebmasterWorld, ramakrishnasrinivasa.

I haven't worked with something like this myself and can't speculate -- this is vbscript, right? If so, have you checked the online support at microsoft? Also, this page [wsabstract.com] might offer some resources for you.

Can anyone else who has been more hands-on offer some insight?


8:11 pm on Mar 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Without getting too into detail, which I'm not sure I could, it seems to me that it's obviously the way the two different kernels process the script.

The processing of the script by IE is more a function of the system files it's using. And Win9x and WinNT/2k are based on two very different kernels.

I'm just now exploring this subject since I recently installed and started using Win2k Professional. I'm discovering all sorts of strange indiscrepencies inside given programs. Just because a program runs under both OSs, doesn't mean it runs exactly the same under both.

Hope that helped shed some light for you.



4:10 am on Mar 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Actually this doesnt have to do anything with Scripting. This is something which happens by default... Right??. With the select option in HTML if it has 10 entries, then instead of scrolling down to the specified entry it is enough if you just press the starting Alphabet of the entry.

My question is ..it is happening in both Netscape and IE on Windows 95 and 98 but not in NT. So should I enable some option somewhere...or can nothing be done about it ..because it has something to do at the system level..as you pointed out about Kernel.


2:23 pm on Mar 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well, actually it's in GDI rather than the kernel, but the short answer is still the same: To the best of my knowledge, there's nothing you can do about it, short of patching either IE or the GDI.

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