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Hello,
My page is divided into four frames.  My main navigation bar is on the top with the main window the bottom right and the sub navigation bottom left.  How can I get the sub nav and the main frames to load something with a click on something on the main nav?  So click "Personal" in the main nav and have the personal nav load in the bottom left and the info load in the bottom right?
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martinag earned 240 total points
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You can use JavaScript:
<A HREF="javascript:parent.frames[2].location='personal.htm'; parent.frames[3].location='info.htm';">Personal</A>

There is a trickier version, and if you want me to post it I will.
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Ok, if this works suppose one frame is called "main" and the other is called "nav".  How would the answer above help?  Like what would the above look like?
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Could you make an outline over your home page?
__________________
|                  |                    |
|________|_________|
|                  |                    |
|________|_________|
(May look strange, but it should be four frames)

Enter the name of all the frames.
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Ok,  I'll try this.

___________________________________________________________
| home   |                   mainnav                      |
|        |                                                |
|________|________________________________________________|
| subnav |                    main                      |        |        |                                              |
___________________________________________________________

Well it's something like that :)  I'm sure you get it.  The home frame always contains a little imap for returning to my main home page.  The maninav has links to mai sections of my page (personal, friends, etc.)  If someone clicks personal I was hoping that the sub menu would should under subnav and the main info stuff would appear under main.        
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Try this one:
<A HREF="javascript:parent.subnav.location='personal/menu.htm'; parent.main.location='personal/main.htm';">Personal</A>
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I got a javascript error on the page.  I have uploaded the pages I'm working on to http://www.huron.net/~jlewis/pages.zip Index.htm is the main page and mainnav is where I was adding the code.
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Edit this line in index.htm:
<frame name="contents" target="main" scrolling="no" noresize src="subnav.htm">

It should look like this:
<frame name="subnav" target="main" scrolling="no" noresize src="subnav.htm">
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I got a javascript error on the page.  I have uploaded the pages I'm working on to http://www.huron.net/~jlewis/pages.zip Index.htm is the main page and mainnav is where I was adding the code.
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Ok, I did that as well as chane the rest of the frame names.  I clicked the link and the top frame changed.  I want the bottome left and the bottom right to change.  I have uploaded updated files to same spot.
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In mainnav.htm, you have to change "contents" to "subnav".
Then will the two frames update all right.

I don't know if this is a bug in Netscape or what, but in the same frame as your menu (mainnav) a new document will appear. Well it's hard to explain, but I have solved it like this:
<A HREF="javascript:parent.subnav.location='personal/menu.htm'; parent.main.location='personal/main.htm'; parent.mainnav.location='mainnav.htm'">Personal</A>

Hope this works (finally)!
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Thanks a lot.  It worked and I hope it works going the other way too :)  I'm glad someone else is on the internet on weekends like me.
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And the grading..?
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Hehe sorry about that :)  Excellent answer!
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Thank you!
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