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Hi, I'm not sure of the name of the thing I'm looking for, but I basically have a htm document with a list of headings on the left.
I want to be able to press on the heading, so it opens up a region below containing text/tables/pics etc, saving the user from scrolling down for a long time. Then repressing, makes it close back up again.

Is there an html tag for this or something?

Thanks for any help.
 
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An anchor tag (or anything clickable, really) that runs the appropriate JavaScript.
 
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A tree control? An accordion control?

In any case, no, not built into HTML. You need to code it your self in JavaScript -- or find someone else who already has.

jQuery UI has an accoridoon control.
 
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I'm not quite sure how I would do it in javascript, I'm a bit rusty on it.
 
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I forget if you are one of the posters who has a copy of jQuery in Action. It's one of the examples.
 
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Thanks, but I don't know anything about JQuery,

Maybe I can just use scripts inside the body tags, which display text on an onclick event or something
 
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If you don't need any fancy effects it's a single line of JavaScript (more or less... well, not less.) to hide and show a div.

I'd probably use a library, though; much easier, much cleaner, cross-browser, and whiz-bang effects are free.
 
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colin shuker wrote:Thanks, but I don't know anything about JQuery


Now is as good a time as any. In my opinion, life is way too short to waste it writing JavaScript without library assist. And jQuery is my library of choice these days.
 
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