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Re: Divs and frames...

From: Kelly Miller <lightsolphoenix@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 15:26:52 -0400
Message-ID: <42ADDDFC.1010102@gmail.com>
To: erst@yapost.com
CC: www-html@w3.org

Wouldn't this be possible with HLink and CSS in XHTML2?

Joachim Ekstrand wrote:

>The first time I ran into html was 1995 or 96 maybe. At then most web
>sites where using frames. I never liked the kind of pages with visible
>frame borders and disturbing background images, which made it
>impossible to read the text. But I did like the idea of separating
>info into several documents.
>After several years of mostly C++ programming I have recently started
>looking at web development again and been learning PHP and CSS.
>Now days frames are almost banned and what I have heard from
>web-developers is "only use frames when you must". I can understand
>the many of the arguments why not, but I cannot find a good way to
>having a "frame" (or table or div) separated into another
>document. Also I like the behaviour of not needing to reload the whole
>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>
>the div-tag might now become superfluous if you don't use it for
>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.
>Or is there already a good way to achieve a behaviour somewhat like this?....
>Joachim Ekstrand

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