Re: javascript/html ideas/examples sought

Subject: Re: javascript/html ideas/examples sought
From: Alexia Prendergast <alexiap -at- SEAGATESOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 09:27:51 -0500

Funny you should mention this...

The most we've done in this regard is create an expanding TOC (a la
Explorer). I can't help you with moving items from one to the other. I
assume you've searched the web for code examples? There are quite a few
JavaScript sites. I'll keep an eye out and see if I see anything
similar.

Here's what I'd like help with: We've created the expanding TOC so you
can look at the TOCs for each book in a library. What I'd like to do now
is offer full-text search through the library or a particular book. I
know it can be done, but most of the web sol'ns I've seen are rather
clunky and either involve a separate dialog box or involve manually
entering every HTML file to be searched (not an option). I just want a
simple text field and a search button in an HTML frame. This has to be
client-side because a web server won't necessarily be
installed/available. I can't assume web access, either. Anyone done this
before?

Thanks,
A.
--
Alexia Prendergast
Tech Pubs Manager
Seagate Software (Durham, NC, USA)
mailto:alexiap -at- seagatesoftware -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
[AP] ... If only I could . . .
> Set up items in each box in a collapsible directory structure. Similar
> to the +
> and _ boxes used on a windows directory. Select and move chosen items
> between
> lists. (BTW, the list contains plant species/cultivar/symbol so the
> hierarchical
> structure is conceptually what I want as well.)
>
> I've used Javascript to expand menus (tree/branch/leaf approach) from
> a menu
> frame to display info in another frame. I'm looking at that approach
> now with
> some differences:
> dynamic data list, not static (or even dynamic) menu items
> frames are not currently an option
> result won't call an href, it'll move the item to a selected
> list
> resulting list is used for additional processing




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