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Stephen Huey
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Ok, so, you know those HTML form inputs that start like this:
<select multiple
In Java and MS langs they're called things like combo boxes and such. Well, my boss is being kind of nit-picky, but he has a good reason, I guess. Their scrollbar is on the right-hand side, just like in web browser windows, etc. Is there any way to get one on my JSP that has the scrollbar on the left? It would be great if I could just set some sort of attribute, but I'm guessing I would have to create a component myself or something like that, which I probably don't want to do...
 
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No, it is not possible to put the scrollbar on the left. Nor would you want to, since every other select box in the world has it on the right. (Does your boss have pointy hair?).
It's also not possible to create your own elements unless you want to resort to an applet.
Since this is not JSP-specific, I'll move it along to the HTML forum for any further discussion.
bear
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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