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Important GMail issue - JavaScript


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Ok I need to know how this happens. Here is the instructions to seeing it:1. Open GMail at http://mail.google.com in Firefox/Netscape/Flock/Minefield.2. Make sure that you are in Standard view. This ensures that JavaScript is working.3. Open a threaded message. If you don't have one, get a friend to send an email back and forth a few times.4. Make sure the threaded message has a long line. This isn't necessary, but the horizontal scrollbar in the browser is.5. Open up all the threads.6. Look in the bottom right corner where you see the little red/green thing that has an arrow and your name/your friend's name. It is displayed over the scrollbar.How do they do that?

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Umm... you could use pageYOffset / scrollTop (getting the current amount scrolled down) plus a tracker variable to record which parts of the conversation are open or not, then have a div that scrolls with the page to display the current part the client is looking at... what sort of application are you thinking of?btw - this isn't an "issue", it is a "feature"

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I'm not sure what they did to make that happen, Google enjoys making their code as complex as humanly possible, but I see it in Opera 9.5. I can't see it in Firefox because Firefox goes into an infinite Javascript loop when I click on any message (FirefoxSucks), but it's definately a browser bug. No browser should be rendering any content outside of the viewable area. Google certainly did not mean for that to happen (it messes up the page display a little), so you shouldn't be trying to replicate this for your own use. It's a bug that will eventually get fixed on browsers.Since GMail uses frames this might be a frame issue, it might be hovering over the frame scrollbar and not the browser UI scrollbar.

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I'm trying to replicate this to get Mozilla to fix the bug as fast as possible. I'm going to post it on Bugzilla if it is successfully replicated.

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I see it in Opera 9.5. I can't see it in Firefox
That is funny, for me it was the reverse - in Firefox it worked fine but in Opera when you scroll the page the indicator div is replicated instead of moved.
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