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Looking for simple "hide/unhide" method...

Aug 9, 2012 2:37 PM



I'm looking for a way to hide/unhide specifically targeted divs.


Example :
<a href="hide_div1, hide_div2, show_div3">Link</a>

<a href="hide_div1, hide_div3, show_div2">Link</a>

<a href="hide_div2, hide_div3, show_div1">Link</a>


<div id="div1">Test 1</div>

<div id="div2">Test 2</div>

<div id="div3">Test 3</div>


Know what I mean?

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    Aug 9, 2012 3:39 PM   in reply to jyeager11

    Try this jQuery solution:

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    Aug 10, 2012 8:12 AM   in reply to jyeager11

    Take a look at the source code on:

    There are multiple hidden <div>s on the far left and far right columns..... the "Read More" sections.

    You can show and hide each independant of the others... having as many showing as you want.


    <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">


    function HideContent(d) {

    document.getElementById(d).style.display = "none";


    function ShowContent(d) {

    document.getElementById(d).style.display = "block";


    function ReverseDisplay(d) {

    if(document.getElementById(d).style.display == "none") { document.getElementById(d).style.display = "block"; }

    else { document.getElementById(d).style.display = "none"; }




    then give each of the <div>s a unique name:

    <div id="home1" style="display:none">

    Best wishes,


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    Aug 10, 2012 4:03 PM   in reply to jyeager11

    You must be using the hide/show in a way that I am not because I cannot replicate your problem. Interaction with the lower <div> works just fine, whether or not the top <div> is visible or invisible.

    Best to post a test page illustrating your problem.

    Here is my test page:

    note in the far left column, "Forests of the Pacific Northwest"... has a "Read More"... whose content (according to you, should cover up the interactive part of "Rivers and Bridges"

    But even with the top <div> not displaying, I can interact with the "Rivers and Bridges" section just fine, including a link embed in the none displayed part... open the "Read More" of "Rivers and Bridges" to see what I mean.

    Best wishes,


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    Aug 11, 2012 12:05 AM   in reply to jyeager11

    Can be hidden by absolute positioning

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