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From "Dirk Frederickx" <dirk.frederi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: large table usability
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:11:53 GMT
The current jspwiki css stylesheets are developed such that the
content always fits within the width of your screen.  If not, overflow
is shown with scrollbars at the bottom of the wide content. (table,
image, ...)  And no scroll-bars are shown at the bottom of your
browser window.

You could of course design your own skin / stylesheet  (eg "Wide
plainVanilla") which fits to wide content beyond the with of the
In that case, the scrollbar would be shown in the browser window.

But as Janne indicated,  current pointing devices often allow you to
scroll withouth using scrollbars, so their positions should not bother


On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Janne Jalkanen <janne.jalkanen@iki.fi> wrote:
> Hi!
> I deleted the page before I read this, because it looked like testing
> (and testing should go to sandbox.jspwiki.org).
> The scroll bars come from the browser.  I have seen browsers which
> allow you to scroll the table around with mouse movements, and I think
> most Apple users just use the trackpad multi-touch to scroll around.
> I think this is an operating-system dependent feature, so I don't
> really know if there is anything we could do.
> /Janne
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:15:47AM +0100, Weijian Fang wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please look at http://www.jspwiki.org/wiki/LargeTable, where there is
>> a large table with many columns and rows. To look at the rightmost
>> item in the first row, one has to scroll down to the page bottom, drag
>> the horizontal scroller to the right, then scroll up to read. It is
>> not very convenient. I am wondering how we can improve the usability
>> of large table in some way. I can think of adding another scroller at
>> the top of the table, but it is somehow ugly and not very useful.
>> Maybe there are some other ways? Thanks.
>> Cheers,
>> Weijian

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