FRAMES set priority

Posted on 2000-03-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Hi if I have 3 frames in my web is it then possible to define, that the client shall download Nr1 first, before starting on the two others ?
Question by:win32
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ID: 2653277

In the <Body> Tag of the first frame have some JavaScript which then populates the other 2 frames.

In other words have your original frameset defined with the first frame you want downloading and have blank pages in the other two.

Then in the <Body> Tag of the first frame have something like this.

<Body onLoad="parent.frames[1].location.href='Page2.htm'">

The JavaScript statement will not be executed until the first page has loaded.

You could include simillar code in the second frame to totally control the order or have two commands in the first frame eg

<Body onLoad="parent.frames[1].location.href='Page2.htm'; parent.frames[2].location.href='Page3.htm'">

Does this help


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CJ_S earned 10 total points
ID: 2653289

if you have

in your framesettings it'll start with frame1, then frame3 and then works in the order it is in the file.
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Expert Comment

ID: 2653405
Dave's recommendation will definately work, but you'll have to load a dummy blank HTML document into the other frames in the normal HTML code and then use the JavaScript functionality that he mentioned.

Tom Carpenter

Expert Comment

ID: 2654183
you dont need to load dummny blank html docs you just dont specify any src
<FRAME name="something>

no src !

Author Comment

ID: 2654584
Hi dunk4dyce I can se what you mean, but if the browser automaticly loades the first (like CJ_S discribe) then there is no problem, & also no need to use OnLoad"";.

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