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is it possible to have an rtl frameset?

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hi,
i have the following demo code:
<html>
<head>
</head>
<frameset cols="30%,*">
<frame src="">
</frame>
<frame src="">
</frame>
</frameset>
</html>

this would render as a 30% frame on the left and the rest in the right
frame.
my question is wether it is possible to use an html or css directive
to make this frameset render from right to left (so the 30% frame is
on the right).
i tried using dir="rtl" and direction:rtl but to no avail.

thanks alot in advance,
eyal.

Feb 21 '07 #1
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ey*********@gmail.com wrote:
hi,
i have the following
Asked and answered in alt.html.
Please don't multi-post; cross-post only if necessary. Thanks.
http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost

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-bts
-Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck
Feb 21 '07 #2

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On Feb 21, 2:47 pm, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"
<a.nony.m...@example.invalidwrote:
eyal.her...@gmail.com wrote:
hi,
i have the following

Asked and answered in alt.html.
Please don't multi-post; cross-post only if necessary. Thanks.http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost

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-bts
-Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck
point taken. that's new to me.
alt.html does not yet contain a satisfactory answer.

Feb 21 '07 #3

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<ey*********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@v45g2000cwv.googlegro ups.com...
On Feb 21, 2:47 pm, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"
<a.nony.m...@example.invalidwrote:
>eyal.her...@gmail.com wrote:
hi,
i have the following

Asked and answered in alt.html.
Please don't multi-post; cross-post only if necessary.
Thanks.http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm#xpost

--
-bts
-Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

point taken. that's new to me.
alt.html does not yet contain a satisfactory answer.
Yes it does.
Feb 21 '07 #4

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ey*********@gmail.com wrote:
alt.html does not yet contain a satisfactory answer.
Which was what? Surely the obvious, instead of:

<frameset cols="30%,*">

reverse the widths to:

<frameset cols="*,30%">

Or am I missing something?

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Osmo
Feb 21 '07 #5

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On Feb 21, 3:27 pm, Osmo Saarikumpu <o...@weppipakki.comwrote:
eyal.her...@gmail.com wrote:
alt.html does not yet contain a satisfactory answer.

Which was what? Surely the obvious, instead of:

<frameset cols="30%,*">

reverse the widths to:

<frameset cols="*,30%">

Or am I missing something?

--
Osmo
you are missing nothing Osmo. i was trying to find out if there was a
way to tell the entire frameset to be rendered from right to left. it
seems this is not possible which leaves me with your answer as the
solution (which i tried to avoid).
Feb 21 '07 #6

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On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, ey*********@gmail.com wrote:
my question is wether it is possible to use an html or css directive
to make this frameset render from right to left (so the 30% frame is
on the right).
Don't use frames in the first place!
i tried using dir="rtl" and direction:rtl but to no avail.
Don't abuse text direction for frames!
Feb 21 '07 #7

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Scripsit Andreas Prilop:
Don't use frames in the first place!
Or even in the second. :-)
>i tried using dir="rtl" and direction:rtl but to no avail.

Don't abuse text direction for frames!
The dir attribute doesn't mean "text direction". It sets the writing
direction of directionally neutral text - not text in general - _and_
- horizontal layout direction of blocks
- horizontal layout direction of table columns
- direction of horizontal overflow
- default value for the align attribute
- alignment of last line in blocks with align="justify".

It was not at all unnatural - just mistaken - to expect that it might affect
the horizontal layout direction of frames. The expectation was not met
because the frame thing in HTML specs (and browsers) wasn't designed
logically.

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Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

Feb 21 '07 #8

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