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Nick Pearce on June 02, 2000 at 06:41:19:

Too technical

I am not sure if you can help me, I am a fairly experienced WEB developer, although my Javascript skills are still somewhat limited.

I have developed a Netscape4x (only) application for my company where I use (up to a max of 17) transparent gifs as LAYERS to build up a store plan showing the various IT infrastructure elements within a store. Although there are only 17 actual layers, several of them are alternatives of the same type of equiptment, so the combinations are many times this number.

The user 'builds' his store by picking from a list of options (buttons for multiple variants, check boxes for single variants) This is performed from a seperate frame (html file), which calls various layers in the parent frame either "show" of "hide".

It works fantastically well and everyone is very impressed.

Two problems though - and this is where I need help please!

1) The plans are quite big and therefore the parent frame has to be scrolled both up/down and left/right to navigate round the plan.
How can I open this parent frame in a new window and still keep all the user selected option layers showing (eg. some hidden, and some showing)?

2) How can the user then print the plan - again showing and printing all the 'open' (shown) layers as if it were a single gif file?

Many thanks in advance


Nick Pearce

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