Re: problems with frames

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Wed, 21 May 1997 18:00:31 -0700


Message-Id: <v03102803afa947680684@[205.149.180.135]>
In-Reply-To: <199705212332.SAA07621@mx2.io.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 18:00:31 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: problems with frames

At 4:12p +0007 05/21/97, Dataweaver wrote:
 > On 21 May 97 at 23:19, www-html@w3.org wrote:
 >
 > > On Wed, 21 May 1997, Dataweaver wrote:
 > >
 > > > I would like to suggest a few improvements on frame implementation:
 > > >

 > > > 2. I would like to see a method of overriding the initial frame
 > > >    contents in the URL; as an example:
 > > >
 > > >    frameset.html##frame2=src3.html
 > > >    [would load frameset.html with frame2 containing src3.html instead
 > > >     off what was specified in frameset.html]
 > >
 > > If you want this functionality I suggest you write a CGI script which
 > > allows you to do something like:
 > >
 > > <URL:http://your.host.here/frameset.html?frame2=src3.html>
 >
 > Agreed; I've done this myself.  But what I'm looking for is something that
 > will allow a browser's history list to record a new page being loaded into
 > a frame. AFAIK, no browser has any means of doing this, so if I've been
 > navigating around within a certain frameset for a while and I want to back
 > up five steps, I have to hit the "Go Back" button five times; I cannot
 > simply pull up the history list and select where I was five steps ago.

Sometime last year there was a long thread discussing possible ways to
express this in a fragment identifier; I don't know if anything ever
became of it. (Some of the syntax examples were scary-looking; remember
that framesets can contain framesets...)

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