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06-21-2002, 04:06 AM #1
can i add a button inside a textfield?
i'm new here
just 1 simple question. I want to add a button and a hyperlink "inside" a textarea. Is that possible?
Well, what i exactly want to do is, to make a textfield which the user have to scroll down to see all the content, and at the end of the text, there is a button for the user to interact with....
is it clear?
Thanks for any help....
06-21-2002, 10:01 AM #2
Yes. Almost every web site in the world does that. What are you using to try to get this simple procedure on your web page?
Welcome to the forum, by the way.
06-21-2002, 10:57 AM #3
Let me explain it more...
well, actually i want to make a textarea which looks like some kind of "agreements" when you install softwares on your computer. (Can u imagine?...) Usually those "agree" or "disagree" buttons are "outside" the textbox which contains the content. But in my case, i don't want the users to see the "agree" button at the begining. They need to scroll down the text, then finally they wiil find the button at the end.
I hope i did explain it clearly....
But I don't really know how to put the button "inside" the textarea.
If i have the code like this:
<textarea name="textfield">this is the agreement, do you agree?</textarea>
where should i put the button?
06-22-2002, 07:16 AM #4
Using a form textarea, you wont be able to do this, but you can do it using css.
<div style="position: absolute; width: 200px; height: 100px; overflow: scroll; border: 5px solid black;"> This is VITAL text that I ain't got room for, so I used <i>position</i>, this time defining a width and height and setting the overflow to <i>scroll</i>. Its a handy trick if you can't use inline frames, and is supported by more browsers. You can include and HTML. This is excerpted from <a href="http://css.somepeople.net">my css tutorials</a>. </div>
06-22-2002, 07:35 AM #5
Terrific! Go to
to see it in action. I changed the absolute to floating (a first try educated guess at that reserved word) to keep the box from overlaying the data already at that site. But, then I moved the action button already there inside the box AND IT WORKS!
Ain't this forum great?!
06-22-2002, 10:11 AM #6
Vnice. Appreciate the mention...
Yes, this forum rocks. Been coming here for over two years now...
Notice you have started playing with CSS a lot, Benzden. Another convert!
06-22-2002, 11:37 AM #7
Forgot to mention I was going to
rename my test page to the
"QuietDean" test page since many
of those tricks came from your
posts in this forum.
Yeah, I glom onto anything that
makes HTML encoding easier - the
difficulty is understanding it enough
to see where the efficiencies can
come into play. I love the <P ID=...>
code </P> trick which even works
with a dummy <A ID=...> code </A>
tag without the HTTP= or FILE= or
FTP= being required. I just recoded
my http://hmmm.terriau.net page to
make each of the "4 topic headings"
easier to code and edit - look at the
source code to see how easy it is.
Look forward to learning more .css
tricks and options. Have yet to buy
a reference bible - finding everything
here and other places is almost as
fast as reaching for a book on the
06-22-2002, 12:02 PM #8
Thanks a lot for help!!!!!
you know, I'm really happy to be here!!!
I'll try those codes tonight.
06-22-2002, 12:37 PM #9
well well well,
it works great!
and this is exactly what i want!
I can't imagine how people can improve and learn without assistances from each other!
Thanks so much!
I will definitely learn CSS!
06-23-2002, 08:16 AM #10
Yeah, most of us were pretty much on our own
finding help like this in the early days. We are
all evolving into a system where some 3 year old
is going to log-on and show us all up some day.
(It especially helps to have samples of the code
doing almost exactly what one wants to do. It
also helps to have those samples uploaded to their
own web sites, so that the same threads don't
have to be repeated over and over again.
I'm now in the process of uploading my hard drive
web file creation, editing, staging, backing-up,
uploading to web host server and other
maintenance functions at:
That should help newbies avoid a lot of the
mistakes the rest of us learned how to avoid
the next time the hard way.)
07-03-2002, 11:52 PM #11
u could always put a FAQ on this site, or point them to one