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Frame layout query

jalldridge
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My app is showing graphical information with the user being able to click on a graphical sector (via image maps) to allow drill down capabilities into the data. To prevent the screen refreshing each time (and giving a flicker effect) Im using numerous frames and just updating each frame in turn depending upon the level of current drill down. (ie clicking in frame 1 populates frame 2, click in frame 2 populates frame 3 etc).To give the impression of a complete web page I have disabled the frame scroll bars.

BTW Im using this approach as I dont know of a method of adding images (along with the appropriate updated image map info) into an existing HTML page that contains a table.

Q - With my current set up the user is unable to scroll down the 'whole' web page to see additional information located at the bottom of the browser. I have tried putting my page contaning the numerous frames into a top level frame (with this frames scroll bar enabled - ie to try and create a window) but this doesnt work. Is there a way to do the this type of thing?

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Using just standard frames, I'm afraid it isn't possible.

One way around it is by using iframes which actually form part of the document itself.

http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/tagpages/i/iframe.htm

The only major issue here is that Netscape 4.x does not support them. If you need to support Netscape 4.x you'll need to use <ilayer> and your code will increase dramatically in order to check for browser compatibility etc.

:o)

Ant

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It would be helpful to see what you're doing and how you've got it set up -- I suspect that there's another (possibly many) way to do it.
Top Expert 2013

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Post the link so we can see what you are doing, please.

Cd&

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Thanks for comments from people. I'm afraid that I cant publish a link as the data shown in the graphs is confidential.

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