CGi output to a frame
Posted on 1998-10-12
I'm in the process of updating the cgi web interface for my company's web page. Currently, the cgi's response to a form submittal is written to stdout and immediately updated in the browser. What we'd like to do now is change the response page to a frame. I'm confused as to how to update the page from the cgi.
So far what I've designed are two .htm files. One contains the frameset definitions (of four frames) with the src definitions which all refer to sections of one file. That one files has <a name=X> tags to indicate the data for each frame. Do the src tags in the frameset definition HAVE to refer to a file? Can I write the frame def file to disk and write out the new data to stdout? How does it know to refresh the framse def file?
I'm doing this on Windows NT 4.0 (srvc Pack 3) and in C++.