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Mon, Feb. 21st, 2005, 12:10 pm
HTML and scrolling frames

As part of something at work that has previously required doing horrific hacks to present IR Receivers as keyboards and arsing around writing kernel drivers to get VIA Unichrome CLE266 chips to do hardware MPEG decoding (I'm so 733t) and now I'm ... fixing HTML and PHP. sigh. And now I've hit a problem - when someone hits the down button on a long list of item it shoudl smoothly scroll but, despite having a

    scrolling="no" 

and various other supplementary and increasingly desperate hacks. I know lots of peiople think that HTML is some fantastic tool for doing interfaces to applications but god it's horrible. It's a fricking markup language. Bugger off and use SVG or something equally vile. I suppsoe that's what Avalon is for.