artlung.com is the personal web site of joe crawford / san diego / california usa / january 2002

Nervous Energy Galore: document.getElementById

In a fit of nervous energy, I made a new lab item: modify the box! a dhtml experiment. Useless, but an excellent exercise. I sat down and wrote this in about an hour and a half. I definitely am feeling better about my confidence with dynamic html – which is where client-side scripting ( commonly referred to as JavaScript, but really it’s ECMAScript, meanwhile, Microsoft would have you call it JScript, and of course originally it was called LiveScript ) and CSS meet.

In a related note: Kynn solved my MSIE6 bug with the current splash page – the trick was to put a false line-height of 3pixels. I had a <div> that was appearing 18 pixels high despite being given a height of 3 pixels. It was apparently making an affordance for text that was not there. Good to know.


posted this 20 years ago.
What else did he post in January 2002?

(Friday January 18th 2002 at 8:38pm)

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