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Posted on 2009-02-17
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I'm looking for advice on how to construct a web-page that will have the following behavior

aside from a header and a footer, the content portion of the page will be split into 2 columns
the left column will contain ~30 rows (1 hyperlink per row).
you click on a hyperlink and it makes an ajax call (trendy, I know...) and uses the results of the call to populate the right column.

this is pretty straightforward, but I'd like to be able to **click/drag** on the border between the 2 columns and resize them so that I can see more of the right-hand column when I want to (this would ultimately hide some of the contents of the left-hand column).

Is there a common/simple/straightforward/commonly accepted way of doing this?

xxxxxxxxheaderxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
x         d           x
x         r           x
x         a           x
x         g           x
x    div? g    div?   x
x    td?  a     td?   x
x         b           x
x         l           x
x         e           x
x                     x
x         b           x
x         o           x
x         r           x
x         d           x
x         e           x
x         r           x
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxfooterxxxxxxxx

tia!
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You may be able to pull this off with HTML frames.  Is this what your looking for?
http://www.w3schools.com/HTML/html_frames.asp  
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i was hoping to avoid frames, but you're the only one who has answered.  thanks for the response!
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