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From: <davensjournal@davensjournal.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:38:47 GMT
Message-Id: <200302281638.KAA15152@dragonwind.net>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Greetings!

I have a bit of a quandry.  I want to convert my site to XHTML using your 
most recent specification, but the frameset concerns me.

Here is the basis of my concern:  Right now, in the current HTML format, 
it has a javascript to force a page to load in the correct frameset.  I 
don't want to loose this capability.  It's Java Based and the core of it 
is the frame page itself.  Here is the actual code:

<html>

<head>
<script language="JavaScript">
<!--

var ar0 = "Header.htm";
var ar1 = "TOC.htm";
var ar2 = "FrontPage.shtml";

var str = location.search;
var pos = str.indexOf("&");
if (pos != -1) {
  var num = str.substring(pos + 1, str.length);
  window["ar" + num] = str.substring(1, pos);
}

// -->
</script>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>Daven's Journal</title>
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 4.0">
<meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document">
<meta name=Keywords content="Druids, Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, Pagan 
Holidays, Druidry, Links, Pagan Files, Daven's Personal Journal, 
AncientSites, Daven, Daven Iceni, History, Celtic Spirituality, Celtic 
Religion, Religion, Pagan Informaion, Wicca, magick, Celts, Celt, 
Witchcraft, Witch, Druid, Druids, Druidic studies, Journal, Library">
<meta name=description content="The main page of Daven's site, containg 
links to most other pages in his keeping.  Navigation by Java Applet, with 
a few surprises.  Check this out!">


</head>

<script language="JavaScript">
<!--

document.write(
'<frameset framespacing="0" border="0" rows="64,*" frameborder="0">',
  '<frame name="banner" scrolling="no" noresize target="contents" src="' , 
ar0, '">',
  '<frameset cols="106,*">',
    '<frame name="contents" target="main" src="' , ar1, '" scrolling="no" 
noresize>',
    '<frame name="main" src="' , ar2, '" target="main" scrolling="auto">',
  '</frameset>',
'</frameset>'
);
// -->
</script>
<frameset>
<noframes>
<p>I'm sorry, but this site uses frames for almost everything.  However, 
let's see if we can't get you access too.</p>
<p>Use <a href="site_map2.htm">this link</a> to navigate around.  It's the 
sitemap for my journal.</p>
<p>Basically this sitemap will have links to every page in my site.  It's 
broken down into sections.</p>
<ul><li>Stuff in my personal library, including my Book of Shadows</li>
<li>Stuff that I think is important for one reason or another, called the 
Reference library.  These may or may not be in my library at home.</li>
<li>General site stuff, like the credits, biography about me, my wife and 
my life, the updates and so on.</li></ul>
<p>If these don't work for one reason or another, I have a couple 
options.</p>
<p>This link <a href="TOC.htm">here</a> is the text version of the buttons 
I have on the site for navigation.  It's usually in the
left-handed frame and links to all the major sections.  If navigation in 
the sitemap gets too much, you can use this link instead.</p>
<p>The <a href="FrontPage.shtml">Front Page</a> normally has most of the 
links leading to major places going off it too.  I do this because site 
spiders (for search engines and so on) need those links.  So, hopefully 
you will be able to use those same links to get around.  It will be 
harder, but you can still read.</p>
<p>I really don't know if I will ever get this site built so that it is 
compatible
with all browsers and vision impaired readers.  Please email me at <a 
href="davensjournal@davensjournal.com">davensjournal@davensjournal.com</a> 
and let me know if this is working for your needs.  I really do want to be 
available for everyone.</p>
<p>Daven</p>
</noframes>
</frameset>
</html>


I'll attach the text file for this to here as well just in case the email 
messes up.

As you can see, there are Java declarations that mimic the standard HTML 
frameset.

I want to know if this is going to work with the current XHTML 2.0 
standard.  It's convienient for me to have this because of the way my site 
works.  My site can be found at http://davensjournal.com if you want to 
see it in action.

I appreceiate your attention in this matter.  Please let me know.

Daven (aka Eric
Landrum)

Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 11:41:58 GMT

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