How to stop the dreaded Form Element see through bug!

Jul 19

So how do we stop our form elements in particular select boxes from always being displayed when we place another CSS layer on top of them?

This is a bug with IE and Netscape, and its not just form elements, it is also an issue with Applets, Plug-ins and other OS Controls. According to Webreference there are no fixes to this issue however we've found a website that seems to disagree.

Positioned Elements and OS Controls, Applets and Plug-ins

WebFX have create a web site devoted to the implementation of DHTML / JavaScript widgets, one of which is the XMenu. This menu system has been developed so that it can display the menu parts above the form elements, that would otherwise appear straight through.

Okay so wheres the snag, well there is one, the script incorporates functionality that is built into the Windows IE 5.5 + web browser, it uses the 'popup Object' so only use it if your intended audience is ONLY I.E.

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James Griffin
July 19, 2002