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Special Effects.

As most of you know, Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Navigator 4
introduced Dynamic HTML capabilities to the two major Browsers.
Dynamic HTML along with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) makes
Animation and Interactive input capabilities possible on your Web
Site. These advanced capabilities are being defined by the WC3
consortium to hopefully ensure that they are compatible across all
Browsers (they still have a long way to go). We will discuss the
capabilities, limitations, problems and opportunities presented by
Dynamic HTML in a series of articles starting in the near future.

In addition to the Dynamic HTML capabilities supported by both
major Browsers, there are several additional Special Effects that are
only supported by one or the other Browsers but which may still be
appropriate to your needs. Implementing these Special Effects can
be quick and easy provided you are aware that they may not work for
all visitors to your site. The following Effects are available for
Internet Explorer only and may be viewed at is4fig

Fixed Background: Internet Explorer only.
This effect will fix the background in place as you scroll the
Enter BGProperties="Fixed" into the <BODY> tag.

Dynamic Scrolling: Internet Explorer only.
This effect will automatically scroll the screen to keep an Object in
Call the script function 'object.ScrollintoView()' using the name of
the Object.

Transition Effects: Internet Explorer only.
This effect will use a transition as you enter and exit a page.
Add the Meta Tags:
<META http-equiv="Page-Enter" content="RevealTrans
(Duration=5, Transition=0)">
<META http-equiv="Page-Exit" content="RevealTrans
(Duration=5, Transition=1)">
Duration= transition time in seconds.
Tansition= a transition effect from 0 through 23. Possible effects
0 box in,1 box out, 2 circle in, 3 circle out, 4 wipe up, 5 wipe down,
6 wipe left, 7 wipe right, 8 vertical blinds, 9 horizontal blinds,10
checkerboard across,11 checkerboard down,12 random dissolve,13
split vertical in,14 split vertical out,15 split horizontal in,16 split
horizontal out,17 stripes left down,18 stripes left up,19 stripes right
down,20 stripes right up,21 random bars horizontal,22 random bars
vertical,23 random

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