July 30th, 2000, 01:01 AM
I've built a web page with a very wide table (it has to be due to amount of data I want to display). The only problem is, IE 5 fails to make available a horizontal scroll bar, thereby rendering most of the data unavailable for viewing. In contrast, Netscape 4.7 happily displays a horizontal scroll bar. Strange, because it's normally Netscape which 'errors' on bad HTML long before IE does.
Here's an example:
This page (above) has been generated using PHP, but that shouldn't make a difference so long as the HTML output is valid (which I believe it is).
I guess this is an error with IE. So my question is this: Is there a way to FORCE a horizontal scroll bar? Or maybe someone can see what I'm doing wrong?
July 30th, 2000, 02:27 AM
I use IE 5.5 and I see the scrollbar possibly a problem with your browser?
July 30th, 2000, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the second opinion, Louie. It's bizarre - I am also using IE5.5 (with all the latest patches/updates), with Windows 98 on a Pentium 233 PC. But still no horizontal scroll appears when viewing the example page I quoted.
Hang on a second - I've just found out that the horizontal scroll bar appears if I click on the link called 'Special FX are on' in the top left hand corner of that test page (which has the effect of toggling the special fx to 'off'). Does this same effect happen with you, or is the horizontal scroll bar visible/operational whether the 'special fx' are toggled on or off?
Thanks again for your assistance.
P.S. To all those people asking 'why is he quoting this problem in the PHP forum' - sorry! I wasn't 100% sure in the first instance that PHP wasn't related to this issue, but it's increasingly looking like PHP is innocent. So yes, this posting is definitely in the wrong forum now. I'd move it if I could...
July 30th, 2000, 07:33 PM
I see the scrollbar whether special fx are on or off
July 31st, 2000, 01:51 AM
Hi Ross, what happened to you then?
I can see it fine in IE5 no probs even works in opera!