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Matching Columns Script – Update.

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Hi,

I decided to create another blog post to make it easier to find the updated version of the important matching columns script – it was buried in the originals article’s comments.

Notes:

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Updated script by: Jonathan del Mar

I have modified the script to work with multiple class groups also with elements with multiple class names

/*
Derived from a script by Alejandro Gervasio.
Modified to work in FireFox by Stefan Mischook for Killersites.com

Modified to work with multiple class groups also with elements with multiple class names
by Jonathan del Mar (dec-14-2006)

How it works: just apply the CSS class of ‘column’ to your pages’ main columns.

to work with different classes
add

var columns = new Array(’class_name1′, ‘class_name1′…);

by Jonathan del Mar

by default the script will call
matchColumns();
and the default class_name is ‘column’
(see the bottom of this script)
by Jonathan del Mar

*/
matchColumns=function(my_class){

var divs,contDivs,maxHeight,divHeight,d;

// get all elements in the document

divs=document.getElementsByTagName(’div’);

contDivs=[];

// initialize maximum height value
maxHeight=0;
if (!my_class) {
my_class = ‘column’;
}

my_regex = new RegExp(’(.* |^)’ + my_class + ‘( .*|$)’);

// iterate over all elements in the document

for(var i=0;i elements with class attribute ‘container’

//if(/\bcolumn\b/.test(divs[i].className)){
// modified by Jonathan del Mar to match ‘column’ in multiple classes

if(my_regex.test(divs[i].className)){
d=divs[i];

contDivs[contDivs.length]=d;

// determine height for element

if(d.offsetHeight){

divHeight=d.offsetHeight;

}

else if(d.style.pixelHeight){

divHeight=d.style.pixelHeight;

}

// calculate maximum height

maxHeight=Math.max(maxHeight,divHeight);

}

}

// assign maximum height value to all of container elements

for(var i=0;i
var columns = new Array(’class_name1′, ‘class_name2′, …);

to your html header.

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