I am setting up some web pages that will include a navigation bar in a frame at the bottom of the page. My ultimate goal is to have a different navigation bar, depending on where the user originally came from, even though most of the web pages in the upper main frame would be the same, regardless. This is an educational site, where for example, students from a particular class would be presented with a different navigation bar at the bottom, than students in a different class. Most of the pages they access in the upper frame would be the same, but some would be particular to that class.
I have no problem getting most of this to work. But, I am having a problem with one of the pages that would be accessed from the navigation bar. It is a "chat" program, that requires the user to login with a username and password. The login page loads fine, with the navigation frame remaining at the bottom of the screen. However, when the user "submits" his/her username and password to enter the chat room, a completely new window loads, without frames. The "Enter Chat Room" submit button is an input form tag. I know I can target a link from an "anchor" tag, but is it possible to target and input form tag? Or, is there any other way to get the chat program to load without losing the navigation frame?
I have a test of this setup at http://nutrition.uvm.edu/weightloss/frame.html
You can see that the frames load nicely. If you try entering the username TEST and the password 123, then press the "enter" button, the new page loads without the bottom navigation frame.
Thanks in advance,