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building javascript 'wrappers'?

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OK, I am looking for advice or tips and suggestions. I have overcome
a lot of the obstructions I had to building the page design my
customer was asking for. I am looking now at ways to deliver content
dynamically within the wonderful framework I created. Whilest I look
into the various methods of delivering content within a container of
one form or another in the existing HTML, I am also exploring the
possibility of using some form of 'wrapper' for existing flat pages
sorta like how geocities does to user pages to add the yahoo pull-down
div layers and such.

While doing some testing, I notice that if I just add a javascript tag
in the beginning, I can't use the document.body.AppendChild option for
the div layers unless I call the function that builds said layers from
a <body onload="">. When I do it from the onload event, the existing
HTML layers can effect the placement of the div layers even when I
have the CSS position set to absolute.

Short of using some form of server side code to insert at least the
DIV content in prior to dropping the file on the user's browsers, I
was wondering if there were any other suggestions on how to do this
with a minimal amount of coding in the HTML document itself. One of
my hopes is to limit the 'modifications' to any standard HTML file to
one or two lines so that anyone else developing pages can do so
easily, and/or I can create reasonably foolproof server-side wrappers
to call the javascript code to paste on the 'look-and-feel' elements
on just about any web page.

I have a feeling I will probably go the server-side route anyway, but
I was just curious what other suggestions there might be out there.

KL
Jul 20 '05 #1
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This is precisely the type of thing that server side includes were
created for. Any sort of solution using JavaScript would be clunky by
comparison.

Bernie

kl*****@hotmail.com (Catherine Lynn Smith) wrote in message news:<5f**************************@posting.google. com>...
OK, I am looking for advice or tips and suggestions. I have overcome
a lot of the obstructions I had to building the page design my
customer was asking for. I am looking now at ways to deliver content
dynamically within the wonderful framework I created. Whilest I look
into the various methods of delivering content within a container of
one form or another in the existing HTML, I am also exploring the
possibility of using some form of 'wrapper' for existing flat pages
sorta like how geocities does to user pages to add the yahoo pull-down
div layers and such.

While doing some testing, I notice that if I just add a javascript tag
in the beginning, I can't use the document.body.AppendChild option for
the div layers unless I call the function that builds said layers from
a <body onload="">. When I do it from the onload event, the existing
HTML layers can effect the placement of the div layers even when I
have the CSS position set to absolute.

Short of using some form of server side code to insert at least the
DIV content in prior to dropping the file on the user's browsers, I
was wondering if there were any other suggestions on how to do this
with a minimal amount of coding in the HTML document itself. One of
my hopes is to limit the 'modifications' to any standard HTML file to
one or two lines so that anyone else developing pages can do so
easily, and/or I can create reasonably foolproof server-side wrappers
to call the javascript code to paste on the 'look-and-feel' elements
on just about any web page.

I have a feeling I will probably go the server-side route anyway, but
I was just curious what other suggestions there might be out there.

KL

Jul 20 '05 #2

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