Re: Suppress scroll bars - an idea

Paul Prescod (
Tue, 4 Jul 1995 07:21:32 -0400 (EDT)

> I have a suggestion for another style attribute: no-scrollbars. I don't
> know about any of you, but I find it tiresome to use a scrollbar on a long
> page, or have to shift to using the keyboard PgUp/PgDn keys to navigate.
> My idea for a <style> attribute would turn off the browser scroll-bars (if
> it has any), and use paging buttons instead to format the presentation (if
> appropriate for the browser). I'm thinking of a set of buttons somewhere
> on the controls for the browser, or on the page itself, which would let
> you go one page forward, backwards, to the top, or to the bottom.


> Any comments?

It seems like there are two concepts here: paging and the lack of scroll
bars. Paging is provided for through "LINK."

The link references the next document to visit in a guided tour.
The link references the previous document in a guided tour.

A lack of scroll bars is just a browser-developer issue. If a document
cannot be scrolled, the browser could dump the (useless) scroll bars to save
screen real-estate.

Have I misunderstood your suggestion?

Paul Prescod