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Hey, I'm working on a curious webpage:

http://www.alphachronicles.com

It uses IFRAME to seperate content and navigation, opening new pages
and such. If someone wanted to link to content, could they? If they
link to the content page independently, it's going to look ugly.

Any way to have a link bring up the main alphachronicles.com home page,
but load the content they want in the IFRAME?

Hope it's not too big a stumper. :)
-DCAZG

Sep 14 '06 #1
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<wi*******@gmail.comwrote:
http://www.alphachronicles.com

It uses IFRAME to seperate content and navigation, opening new pages
and such. If someone wanted to link to content, could they?
Sure: <a href="http://www.alphachronicles.com/c_main.htm">
Any way to have a link bring up the main alphachronicles.com home page,
but load the content they want in the IFRAME?
See http://www.htmlhelp.com/faq/html/fra...#frame-context
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Darin McGrew, mc****@stanfordalumni.org, http://www.rahul.net/mcgrew/
Web Design Group, da***@htmlhelp.com, http://www.HTMLHelp.com/

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Sep 14 '06 #2

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Dan

wi*******@gmail.com wrote:
Hey, I'm working on a curious webpage:

http://www.alphachronicles.com
Yuck... several of the links on that page are to MS Word files. You'd
be better off using some format less proprietary.

--
Dan

Sep 14 '06 #3

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Darin McGrew wrote:
<wi*******@gmail.comwrote:
>http://www.alphachronicles.com

It uses IFRAME to seperate content and navigation, opening new pages
and such. If someone wanted to link to content, could they?

Sure: <a href="http://www.alphachronicles.com/c_main.htm">
>Any way to have a link bring up the main alphachronicles.com home page,
but load the content they want in the IFRAME?

See http://www.htmlhelp.com/faq/html/fra...#frame-context
If you're going to use a separate frameset for each content frame, then
you are no longer using framesets for the reason that they are generally
used.
Sep 14 '06 #4

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Harlan Messinger wrote:
Darin McGrew wrote:
<wi*******@gmail.comwrote:
http://www.alphachronicles.com

It uses IFRAME to seperate content and navigation, opening new pages
and such. If someone wanted to link to content, could they?
Sure: <a href="http://www.alphachronicles.com/c_main.htm">
Any way to have a link bring up the main alphachronicles.com home page,
but load the content they want in the IFRAME?
See http://www.htmlhelp.com/faq/html/fra...#frame-context

If you're going to use a separate frameset for each content frame, then
you are no longer using framesets for the reason that they are generally
used.
Very mature, guys.

It's been what, a couple hours since I posted my question?
The site is now down.

I appreciate the help, but so much for Usenet. Guess I'll stick to my
local library.

Sep 14 '06 #5

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I wrote:
>See http://www.htmlhelp.com/faq/html/fra...#frame-context
Harlan Messinger <hm*******************@comcast.netwrote:
If you're going to use a separate frameset for each content frame, then
you are no longer using framesets for the reason that they are generally
used.
So?

One way to avoid the problems inherent in the design of frames is to avoid
using frames. The other is to put in the extra effort to use frames while
working around the problems.

Anything else leaves you with the problems: orphan content pages, page
states with no URL to describe them, etc.
--
Darin McGrew, mc****@stanfordalumni.org, http://www.rahul.net/mcgrew/
Web Design Group, da***@htmlhelp.com, http://www.HTMLHelp.com/

"Experience is what allows you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
Sep 14 '06 #6

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wi*******@gmail.com wrote:
Very mature, guys.

It's been what, a couple hours since I posted my question?
Did you pay extra for the Gold Support 24:7 option ?

<plonk>

Sep 14 '06 #7

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In article <11**********************@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
<wi*******@gmail.comwrote:
>Very mature, guys.

It's been what, a couple hours since I posted my question?
The site is now down.
Don't be so quick to blame. Web sites get posted in this newsgroup
all the time. If yours was brought down by the attention, then
that might mean your server can't stand the load, or something else
happened. Unless you have evidence of a denial-of-service attack,
don't accuse *us* of immaturity.
>I appreciate the help, but so much for Usenet. Guess I'll stick to my
local library.
Or call your ISP's tech support.

-A
Sep 15 '06 #8

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"axlq" <ax**@spamcop.netwrote in message
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In article <11**********************@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups .com>,
<wi*******@gmail.comwrote:
Very mature, guys.

It's been what, a couple hours since I posted my question?
The site is now down.

Don't be so quick to blame. Web sites get posted in this newsgroup
all the time. If yours was brought down by the attention, then
that might mean your server can't stand the load, or something else
happened. Unless you have evidence of a denial-of-service attack,
don't accuse *us* of immaturity.
I appreciate the help, but so much for Usenet. Guess I'll stick to my
local library.

Or call your ISP's tech support.
Doh! Noob knows nothing about the recent solar-flare activity :(
Sep 16 '06 #9

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