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my 2 cents worth...

From: Agent <eebabb@sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 15:51:44 -0500
Message-ID: <33C69CDA.B665137D@olemiss.edu>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
I hope your the right person to get these kind of suggestion, but if
your not will you send this to the right people or give me an address to
mail this to.


I'd like to see an attribute added the the <td> tag letting you specify
a border around an individual Table Data cell.  Something like this...

<table>
<tr>
<td border=1>
Lonely cell with border.
</td>
<td>
A cell without a border.
</td>
</tr>
</table>

Another thing that I'd like to see is has to do with non-scrolling
frames and name anchors. I know this next part is long but I had to give
an example.

For example (because I woundn't know how to describe this any other
way):

You have a page with two (vertical) frames,

<html>
<head>Example</head>
<frameset col=20%,50%>
<frame scr="contents.html" noresize scrolling="no" name="frame1">
<frame scr="blanckpage.html" noresize scrolling="no" name="frame 2">
</frameset>
<body></body>
</html>

Ok, now you have three pages,

  Page 1: contents.html - page with a index listing or something of that
nature.
  Page 2: blanckpage.html - page with nothing on it.
  Page 3: stuff.html - a page larger than the viewing area of frame2,
with name anchors.

Contents of page 3 (stuff.html):

<html>
<! stuff.html>
<body>
    This area has information that will fit inside frame2.

<br><br><br><br><br>
<! spacing content out so that next part will not be seen in frame2.>

<a name="position1"></a>
     This area has information that will also fit inside frame2.

<br><br><br><br><br>
<! spacing content out so that next part will not be seen in frame2.>

<a name="position2"></a>
    This area has information that will also fit inside frame2

<br><br><br><br><br>
<! spacing content out so that next part will not be seen in frame2.>

<! ....and so on...>
</body>
</html>

Ok, now that that's out of the way, here's my suggestion.  When you try
to reference something in stuff.html and put it inside frame2 ,which is
non-scrolling, it will not show anything that will not fit inside
frame2.  Say I wanted to have just the things at 'position2' showing
inside frame2.  When you try to put just that part into frame2 by using
a <a href=url#hash> it starts at the top of the page and not at
position2. Here is the example:

a link inside frame1 with a target to frame2,

<a href="stuff.html#position2" target="frame2">

It starts at the top of the page and not at postition2.

I'd just like to see someway to let you jump down to and show the info
at position 2 without having a scrolling frame.



Thanks,

Brad Babb

agent@CyberJunkie.com

P.S. Sorry if your not the right person to send this to...
Received on Friday, 11 July 1997 16:49:57 GMT

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