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Use frames to hide actual URL

Posted on 2006-12-01
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I would like the url of my site to remain constant when people are clicking around.

This is temporary while I present a site to a potential client.

Anyways, I think it can be done in frames, can't it?

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Question by:edvinson
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by:gamebits
ID: 18058479
Hi edvinson,

A frame will give the url of the site but not the url of specific pages

Gamebits
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by:edvinson
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Ok good. We are on the right track.

Now, how do I "wrap" an entire site? So the user sees "example.com" at the top, no matter what they click on?

THanks.
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You start by creating a page with the frameset

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
<html>
<head>
      <title></title>
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
      <meta name="generator" content="CSE HTML Validator Professional (http://www.htmlvalidator.com/)">
</head>
<frameset>

<frame name="content" scrolling="yes"
noresize src="http://www.newgamebits.com/TEST/content.html">

</frameset>
</html>

The src attribut point to the default page (home page) that will open when somebody navigate to your url.

Every link that you put on your webpages now will have to target the frame

example:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
      <title></title>
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
      <meta name="generator" content="CSE HTML Validator Professional (http://www.htmlvalidator.com/)">
</head>

<body>
<h1>hello world</h1>
<a href="http://www.newgamebits.com/TEST/000.html" target="content">Try this</a>
</body>
</html>

As you can see on the first script I named the frame "content" (<frame name="content")
and as you can see with the link I target the frame ( target="content">).

You can see it work by trying this link

<a href="http://www.newgamebits.com/TEST/frame.html">try it</a>

NOTE: If I had put the frameset in my index page at newgamebits.com you would not see the /TEST/frame.html all you would see would be www.newgamebits.com

Gamebits

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by:edvinson
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Exactly what I needed.

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by:gamebits
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Thanks for the points and the grade.

Gamebits
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