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JSP page partial display

Baba Bizlowsky
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Joined: Dec 15, 2003
Posts: 39
Hi everybody.
I would like to create a JSP page which is not revealed to the user in it's whole the first time, but rather reveals itself partially after the user clicks a button.
Consider a block of text and a button [NEXT] below. The user clicks it and the next paragraph is shown and so on until the full text is displayed.
I solved the problem with constant refreshing and the Session attribute which counted how many times the [NEXT] button was clicked but I know that there must be a more simple and elegant solution.
Thanks for any kind of help.
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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A much better solution would be to put the 'hidden' data in a div with a style of 'display:none' and then set it to 'display:block' upon clicking the button. Simple and elegant and requires no error-prone book-keeping on the server side.
I'm moving this to the HTML/Javascript forum since the best solutions for this will be client-side operations.

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
As Bear said you can show and hide information with no problem
Quick example

I just typed out the code, but it should be error free....
That should give youa god starting point...
[ February 26, 2004: Message edited by: Eric Pascarello ]
Baba Bizlowsky
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Joined: Dec 15, 2003
Posts: 39
Thanks for the answer, it works like a charm.
[ February 27, 2004: Message edited by: Baba Bizlowsky ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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