I’m not sure if this is possible … not even quite sure how to word it, else I’d have Googled those terms… but:
Say I have a typical CSS web page layout. I have one narrow DIV as a column on the left that contains the navigation links, and one big DIV on the right that has the main content of the page.
But, I need to be able to disable all of those links in the left hand column. Say, when someone is editing the contents of a database entry and I want them to either commit the changes or cancel via “submit” and “cancel” buttons–not just click on a different section of the site and leave the editing page behind.
Now, I can do this manually at the start by having my server-side script write the links to such editing pages as just text and not actual links. But it would be much easier to just apply some global change to the whole DIV to disable those links … as though I were putting some sort of piece of glass over the whole column, so people could see the contents but not touch them.
Is this possible? What the heck are the terms involved?