On Nov 7, 2007, at 4:02 PM, derekzinger wrote:
I’ve got a long page that has vertical navigation, with links at
the top sending visitors down to various sections of the page
(incorporating Weaver’s nice Smooth Scrolling to Anchors action).
The typical “Back to top” links then take visitors back up to the
The weird thing is that all my links work in Safari, Camino,
OmniWeb and Opera for Mac, but on IE for PC the “Back to top” links
don’t work. Visitors can jump down the page with the links at the
top, but then have to scroll back up manually because the links
lower down the page don’t work.
This has me scratching my head, because the links are exacly the
same in theory. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Thanks.
This is something that I have wrestled with on my own Smooth Scroll
action. The problem seems to be something to do with dimensions. If
you make a bare-bones HTML page using regular nested DIV
construction, you can make a page as tall as you want and never have
a problem scrolling it. But the moment that you start using absolute
positioning, as Freeway does out of the box, you will have trouble.
Scriptaculous has a mode: absolute configuration setting for its
ScrollTo effect, which is the one I use, but I haven’t figured out
how to detect whether I need to enable it from within an Action.
What you might try is to see if making your page using tables has any
impact at all on the problem. If that fixes it, then that will be an
interesting data point. Go through your layout, select each item on
the page in turn, and un-check the Layer checkbox in the Inspector.
When you have done every last thing, try publishing your page again
and see if the anchors work again.
Otherwise, the only advice I can offer is to take the smooth scroll
action off of the page.
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