dynamic content for frames without making files
Posted on 1997-10-30
I intend to implement a CGI program that generates a web page with two frames, each frame containing one field that is slightly customized. As I understand it, the frames always have to point to other documents. Is that
correct? I don't want to have to create two new documents that live on my server, every time some one calls my CGI program. The server really has no use for the documents once they go to the browser. Is there a way to do
(Details: I only need to support Netscape; this is an intranet application with fairly sophisticated users. I am embedding hidden fields, because one frame has buttons that cause changes to happen with a CGI program running in another frame, and the instances of these two CGI programs need to know who they're talking to. The CGI programs are written in C on Solaris for Apache. I can generate new "temporary" documents if need be, but then I'll
need some sort of cleanup process to remove them, and I'm not sure when it's really safe to remove them, in case they reload the pages, etc.)
Thanks for helping.