web page scrolls as News text scrolls



Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
16 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Adam Masri, Assigned: Doron Rosenberg (IBM))



(Whiteboard: aok, URL)



16 years ago
Platform: PowerBook G3/300/192Mb/48Gb, MacOS X 10.1.1
Fizzilla Build ID: 2001112005

Try the following.

1) Set your display to 1024x768, make the main browser window approx. 3/4 the
size of the screen. Perhaps a inch away from the bottom, and 2 inches away from
the right side.

2) Go here.

3) Click the down arrow.

What happens: the page begins to scroll up as the "news" text scrolls up, until
it can't scroll any more at which point the vertical scrollbar disappears.

What should happen: the page should not scroll as the News text scrolls.

- Adam

Comment 1

16 years ago
OK, here's what I think is happening :

The page has a vertically-scrolling news ticker.  It works by scrolling a div
(which contains the text) slowly upwards.  Though it is mostly hidden, this div
is several hundred pixels high.  When at its lowest extreme (i.e. when you're
reading the top headline), the bottom of this div is well below the bottom of
the window, so you see a scrollbar.  As the div moves upwards, the "page" gets
shorter and shorter, so the scrollbar moves accordingly.

IMO, this is just a quirk of the way they've coded their ticker.  There's
probaby some cunning changes that can be made to their code which will make the
problem go away.

Comment 2

16 years ago
Hmm, so then you're thinking this might just be an evangelism problem?

- Adam

Comment 3

16 years ago
->tech evangelism
Assignee: asa → doronr
Component: Browser-General → US General
Product: Browser → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: doronr → zach
Version: other → unspecified


16 years ago
Whiteboard: aok
no more scrolling News
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 5

16 years ago
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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