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highlight a menu item in frameset?

I have a page with 3 frames. The left one is the navigation, the top one is
the graphic and title, the lower-right one is the content area.

I'm wondering if it's possible to add a highlight to the menu item that its
content is currently displayed in the right side. Since it's only 1 file
for the navigation, it has to know what was clicked last and use a
highlight graphics for that button after it was clicked or be able to
detect its current content in the righthand side so it would display the
right state if the user click "Back" button.

Any suggestions and examples?
TIA,
cpliu
Jul 20 '05 #1
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cpliu said...
I have a page with 3 frames.


remove them

http://html-faq.com/htmlframes/?framesareevil
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/l_vajzo...eb/frames.html
http://stone.thecoreworlds.net/www/frames/
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brucie a. blackford. 08/July/2003 09:03:21 am kilo.
http://loser.brucies.com/
Jul 20 '05 #2
I appreciate your suggestions on the usability isses in using frames. Like
the articles stated, using frames has a few advantages like easier to
maintain the menu and that's the exact reason I chose it. Last time when I
used table, I found it was a lot of hassle to maintain the menu when there
were multiple revisions. I had to copy and paste on each individual file
and change the links with each revision. I tried SSI but I have to ask the
system administrator to activate it on a Linux server and so far it is not
done. I don't think ASP is support on Linux, right?

Technically, I'd like to learn if it's possible to be able to highlight the
menu item that you're currently on. Javascript?

Thanks again for any suggestions!
cpliu
Jul 20 '05 #3
cpliu wrote:
I appreciate your suggestions on the usability isses in using frames. Like
the articles stated, using frames has a few advantages like easier to
maintain the menu and that's the exact reason I chose it.
Other methods to do the same thing... without the side effects:
http://stone.thecoreworlds.net/www/frames/#worm

I tried SSI but I have to ask the
system administrator to activate it on a Linux server and so far it is not
done. I don't think ASP is support on Linux, right?
Wrong. There are several ASP solutions for Linux, some free, some
commercial.

I'd go with a preprocessor.
Technically, I'd like to learn if it's possible to be able to highlight
the menu item that you're currently on. Javascript?


I use a preprocessor for this. It doesn't generate a link for the current
page (just a non-linked menu item). My style sheet highlights the
non-linked item.

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David Dorward http://david.us-lot.org/
Redesign in progress: http://stone.thecoreworlds.net/
Microsoft announces IE is dead (so upgrade):
http://minutillo.com/steve/weblog/20...ces-ie-is-dead
Jul 20 '05 #4

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