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Problem Formatting Frames with CGI

Posted on 1998-02-10
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It is sort of cryptic what I am trying to do, so I will explain in the best I can.  What I am trying to do is generate the original html page with the <Frameset....><Frame...> tages etc and the sources for the frames with a CGI program. (Essentially, everything is being generated with a CGI program with frames). What I am experiencing is that the MarginWidth and MarginHeight does not seem to work. (Everything else works, FRAMEBORDER="0" FRAMESPACING="0" BORDER=NO)  Netscape uses the default Margin values when these generated pages are loaded.  I need the MarginWidth=0 and MarginHeight=0, else the page looks terrible.  If I minimize netscape and then maximize it again the page is displayed correctly, this is the only solution I have come up with.  Has anyone else experienced this or know of a work around, or what I am doing wrong? Can frames like this be generated by a CGI program or does it have to be a static page that Netscape loads first in order to correctly format the page?

Thanx in advance!
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by:icd
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In theory the client (your browser) does not know if the page being served is coming from a static html document or a cgi generated one so if there is any difference it must be due to a difference in the output of the two. (or perhaps a timing problem).

As an experiment, take each frame of your document and do a 'save as' locally. You may need to change some of the hrefs but you should then have a complete set of frames and framesets held locally on your pc.

See if you get the same problem with this local set of 'static' documents.

Is there a URL where we can see this behavour for ourselves?

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julio011597 earned 100 total points
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As icd says, this has nothing to do with CGI itself.

Now, i guess this is what you need: in the FRAMESET tag add the BORDER attribute, i.e.:

<FRAMESET ROWS="..." BORDER="0">

This solved the problem for me, on Communicator.

HTH, julio
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by:delvin
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My applogies for taking so long, too many things happening.  

Unfortunately, your suggestion did not work. :(  I created a small javascript that seems to do the trick.  I appreciate your effort, however.
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by:julio011597
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Would you mind showing your solution? there's always something new to learn!
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by:delvin
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I have just set up a domain and will continue with the account next week.  I will post the URL here and adjust the page so that you can see the problem.  I may be something in Netscape 3.02 as well, so you may not see it if your using 4.0x, I don't know.

In any case, I will let you know the URL when it becomes avaliable.

 
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