Static frames

Posted on 1999-11-08
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I am using a frameset to create a static table of contents to the left of each page within my website.This is mainly for navigation. I created a hompage with frames assuming that a visitor will always access my site from the home page.

Is this true?
If not do i have to create each page with frames to accomodate for visitors entering my site at variour locations.
Question by:p_rajnauth
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Author Comment

ID: 2191401
I am using full Frontpage 97

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prosit earned 400 total points
ID: 2191865
No of course not.

What you want is exactly what you should do if you want a static frame with a menu to choose from.

What you do is creating a 'frames-page' that contains a link to the pages you want to show.  Naturally this page is the index.html or default.html, which is the page called when accessing your homepage.

BUT it's still POSSIBLE to access you page through other pages, but they would have to know the file name iof you disabled directory browsing.


Author Comment

ID: 2192133
just to ensure i have it correct.

Am i correct then in creating just one frames-page . This i will set as my home page . All other pages will be accessed via this page .

Expert Comment

ID: 2192141
Yes you are correct.  The homepage is the one that contains the frames as shown here:

<frameset framespacing="0" border="0" cols="188,*" frameborder="0">
  <frame name="contents" target="main" src="mainIdx.htm" scrolling="auto" noresize>
  <frame name="main" src="rightmain.htm" scrolling="auto" target="_self">
  <body bgcolor="#000000" text="#FFFFFF">

  <p><b><font face="Arial">Sorry!&nbsp;&nbsp; These pages use Frames, and your
  browser does not support them!</font></b></p>
  <p><b><font face="Arial">Please download a browser that does, like the ones
  <table border="1" width="100%">
      <td width="50%" align="center"><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="images/Misc/IE5Logo.gif" WIDTH="250" HEIGHT="60"></a></td>
      <td width="50%" align="center"><a href="http://www.netscape.com/computing/download/index.html?cp=hom07tdow" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="images/Misc/communicator_banner.gif" WIDTH="104" HEIGHT="34"></a></td>




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