Re: Frame targeting HELP please!!!

Steve Barnes (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 15:31:25 -0500

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From: Steve Barnes <>
To: "'Boleslaw Mynarski'" <>
Cc: "''" <>
Subject: RE: Frame targeting HELP please!!!
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 15:31:25 -0500

As a quick bypass, check the browser type in your java script. if the =
visitor is using a MS IE browser do your weird stuff, else just do =
normal stuff for netscape browsers...

Hope this helps

From: 	Boleslaw Mynarski[]
Sent: 	Saturday, December 14, 1996 2:06 AM
To: 	HTML General (E-mail)
Cc: 	HTML Styles (E-mail)
Subject: 	Frame targeting HELP please!!!

Please, tell me that there is a problem with IE 3.01!  I've created a =
page at (it's still in =
the works) that's using three layer frames and Java script for =
targeting.  The problem is that IE does not update frames properly. =
Netscape does everything O.K.  This is what  happens.  Let's say I have =
frames 1, 2, and 3.  Using Java script I want to update frames 1 & 2 =
from frame 3.  It's quite simple.  The fun begins when some of my files =
are buried in a lower subdirectory of the main directory.  E.G., =
relative targeting such as directory/file.html is quite acceptable by =
Netscape.  IE, however, chokes big time.  It wants me to put =
../directory/file.html which at this point is not true because Netscape =
reads it as /root/file.html, thus missing /root/directory/file.html all =
together.  The only solution I can think of at this point is to use an =
absolute targeting like, e.g. = to avoid it the problem of =
Netscape not being compatible with IE.  However, this creates a headache =
or a nightmare rather in terms of debugging my pages because I have to =
be on line.  Does anyone know of a better work around, PLEASE????


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