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I have a page wich is split in two col. frames 20% and 80% and what i want is when they click a link in the 20% frame it will change or update the 80% frame.
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Question by:scooter1
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yolish earned 50 total points
ID: 2597466
You need to reference the updated frame with target="frame name"... This will do whatever you want to that frame
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by:scooter1
ID: 2597516
yeah i figured that out, do i need to use java script to make sure it loads correctly?

for example something like:

if(top.location==self.location){
top.location.href="frameset name.html"
}

and what is ment by "frameset name.html"?

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by:yolish
ID: 2597533
why use javascript?
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by:scooter1
ID: 2597585
will all browsers accept 'target'
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by:knightEknight
ID: 2597589
scooter1,
the code you pasted above will make sure that the user is viewing the page inside the frame (as opposed to by itself).  "framesetname.html" is presumably the page that contains your <FRAMESET> and <FRAME> tags.  However, I don't see the relationship between this and your question.

You can accomplish your goal with javascript, or as yolish pointed out, with a target attribute.  Here is both ways:

js:
<A href='#' onClick='top.nameOfThe80pctFrame.location="newurl.htm";return(false);'>Click Me!</a>

<A href="newurl.htm" target="nameOfThe80pctFrame">Click Me</a>
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