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Set link in header frame to active onload

Posted on 2002-05-22
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I've got an application that's designed around some complex frames with menus in headers.  When the page loads, I'd like the menu item to switch to an active link since that's the page in the child frame.  The links are controlled by styles in an attached style sheet.  In the example below, I'd like the Matched Record link to be set to active onload.

<html>

<head>
<title>Application</title>
<base target="main">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css">
</head>

<body topmargin="0" leftmargin="0">
  <table height="30" width="100%" class="hcell">
    <tr>
      <td class="htable">Record Management</td>
      <td valign="middle" width="125" align="center">
          <a href="matched/frame.htm" class="header">Matched Records</a>
      </td>
      <td valign="middle" width="125" align="center">
          <a href="questionable/frame.htm" class="header">Potential Matches</a>
      </td>
      <td valign="middle" width="125" align="center">
          <a href="orphaned/frame.htm" class="header">Orphaned Records</a>
      </td>
      <td valign="middle" width="125" align="center">
          <a href="notprocessed/frame.htm" class="header">Unprocessed Records</a>
      </td>
    </tr>
  </table>
</body>
</html>
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Question by:sluggo050499
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CJ_S earned 50 total points
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Basically you re-set the class. Does not work in NS4.x

<script>
function document_onload()
{
   if(document.layers) return;
   document.links[0].className="activeclassname";
}
window.onload=document_onload;
</script>
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by:DreamMaster
ID: 7029416
Yep, the only way to make it cross-browser is to load a different page for the header frame that allready has the correct class set. That way Netscape can also handle it.

Cheers,
Max.
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by:sluggo050499
ID: 7029613
It's going in an ASP app - IE only ;)

So there doesn't need to be an onload event in the body tag?  Or should the script be in the body tag rather than in the head tags?
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by:CJ_S
ID: 7029628
The script already does that (window.onload=)
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by:sluggo050499
ID: 7029677
It does set the link to active but doesn't utilize the class that I've set for that header in the style sheet:

a.header:link { color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 7pt; font-family: Microsoft Sans Serif;
               font-weight: bold }
a.header:visited    { color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 7pt; font-family: Microsoft Sans Serif;
               font-weight: bold }
a.header:active     { color: #000000; font-family: Microsoft Sans Serif; font-size: 7pt;
               font-weight: bold }
a.header:hover { color: #000080; font-size: 7pt; font-family: Microsoft Sans Serif;
                font-weight: bold }

Any ideas?
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