Wednesday, January 23, 2013

JavaScript - onscroll function not working


Today I faced a weird issue, when I add below DOCTYPE in HTML or JSP file onscroll function stops working

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

Also I saw that, document.body.scrollTop is always coming as 0 and document.body.scrollHeight & document.body.clientHeight are always same no matter where my scroll bar is.

I didn't get much time to do research on it however to resolve this I modified DOCTYPE as shown below. If you need quick fix please add below DOCTYPE in your HTML or JSP file.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">

If I find more info on it, I will update the post.

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