Table Navigation Script

This page contains a javascript that will allow you to navigate through the table. Unfortunately, activating the script can be tricky. First of all, success depends on the browser. The best browser by far for this script currently is Internet Explorer 5. Internet Explorer 4 works, with the following instructions, and Netscape has been known to work, but with much more work. Since tables are not active elements like links, we have been unable to create a mechanism to give a table focus (that seems to work consistently). It may take a few tries, but we seem to have the most luck when we use the following voodoo:

  1. resize the window to the size of the table,
  2. move the window to the lower right corner,
  3. double-click on the table,
  4. then press a few arrow keys.

Try your best and if you are still unsuccessful after a few tries, or are unable to devise a consistent mechanism let us know.

The script, by default, displays all cell information (including the data, the cell's headers, and the cell's position) automatically. The following keys will change this output:


Travel Expense Report
Meals Hotels Transport subtotals
San Jose
25-Aug-97 37.74 112.00 45.00
26-Aug-97 27.28 112.00 45.00
subtotals 65.02 224.00 90.00 379.02
Seattle
27-Aug-97 96.25 109.00 36.00
28-Aug-97 35.00 109.00 36.00
subtotals 131.25 218.00 72.00 421.25
Totals 196.27 442.00 162.00 800.27