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Re: Divs and frames...

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:01:51 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050613160151.GD16672@us-lot.org>

On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 12:13:53AM +1000, Joachim Ekstrand wrote:

> I would like to have something like a div-tag (probably formatted by
> a style-sheet) that has a contents source property so you can change
> the contents and just load the contents in the div-tag.
> Something like:
>   <div id="leftBox"></div>
>   <a href="leftBox.content='page1'">Page 1</a>

Which would reintroduce all the serious problems with frames
(i.e. being impossible to provide a URL to the modified

Since it involves _changing_ the content of the document on the fly,
this also strikes me as a job for JavaScript rather then HTML anyway.
> A simular behavior I believe I can achieve with some Javascript, but then
> it would not be nice and clear code. And I would not get the behaviour of
> just reload the contents in the div-tag only.

Its relatively trivial with the technologies that are being
buzz-worded as Ajax, but its probably not worth it.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Monday, 13 June 2005 16:01:57 UTC

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