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Exchanging 2 out of 3 frames

Posted on 1998-10-20
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Think about Navigation using an Frames in an Internet-Site. One <A HREF ..>-Tag may exchange one frame in the frameset. Or it may exchange the master-document and therefore cause all frames to be exchanged. But is there a way (without scripting) to exchange TWO OUT OF THREE frames? (I know this could also be done by exchanging the master-document. But that would cause the frame that does not get changed to disappear for a few seconds.)
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by:Timbuk3
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I know you say no scripting, but that's basically the only way to go about it.  unfortunately, using HTML you cannot define two targets to a single link.  However, since you're using frames already, you should be able to write a script that is compatable w/ (almost) all of your viewers.  It should be just a simple onClick function to change the URL of the other two frames.
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by:holz
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Sigh. I was afraid, you would say something like. Of course a script would work. But only when the users enable it. Nevertheless: Thanks.
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Michel Plungjan earned 100 total points
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1. Have two framesets, one master with two frames and one child with two frames:
<FRAMESET ....>
<FRAME NAME="FRAMEA" SRC="banner.html">
<FRAME NAME="FRAMEB" SRC="page1and2.html">
</FRAMESET>

and
page1and2.html:
<FRAMESET ....>
<FRAME NAME="FRAMEC" SRC="page1.html">
<FRAME NAME="FRAMED" SRC="page2.html">
</FRAMESET>

then have a link TARGET="FRAMEB"
load page3and4.html:
<FRAMESET ....>
<FRAME NAME="FRAMEC" SRC="page3.html">
<FRAME NAME="FRAMED" SRC="page4.html">
</FRAMESET>
and so on...

Other method:
2. Change one frame content and embed in that content
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0; URL=http://www.server.com/cgi-bin/changepage.pl?pagename.html">

and have changepage.pl output the http header
Window-location: otherframe
(or possibly Window-target - I can never remember)
An Alternative to a cgi could be to put this in the header of the second page: <META HTTP-EQUIV="Window-target" CONTENT="FRAMED">

Michel
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by:holz
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Great! Thanks a lot!
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