Help, I need really solid expand-collapse code
Thursday, October 18, 2007 by Dave Winer.
I really need a rock-solid expand-collapse display that I can integrate with Scripting News.
If you're reading this in RSS, flip over to the home page and have a look. See how the pluses and minuses work? There are a bunch of problems:
1. Doesn't work in Opera. Deal-stopper. Opera users are cool folk.
2. I don't like the indentation. I want the text flush-left.
3. Takes too long to display. I want it to be instantaneous.
4. Must be multi-level. I haven't tested the code I'm using with more than two levels.
I know it can be much better, because I see it done better in lots of places.
Mock up a Scripting News home page with your code, and post a pointer, and we'll test it out. When it's done, everyone will be able to use it.
BTW, I know there are people from the Radio community that have stuff in this area, I just don't know how well supported the stuff is these days. It's been a while.
Colin Faulkingham has a mockup that works in Opera, etc.