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Re: Frames and Documents (fwd)

From: Stephanos Piperoglou <spip@hol.gr>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 17:10:18 +0300 (EET DST)
To: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
cc: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>, www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.960907165917.11490B-100000@support3.office.hol.gr>
On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, Paul Prescod wrote:

> I don't have any problem with having documents from different URLs appearing
> in different frames, but don't you think that the syntax for linking
> together the different documents should be orthogonal from the syntax for
> determining what frames they go in? I am thinking about something like this:

*I* don't have a problem with seperate documents in each frame, but how do
you reference a specific document in a specific frame, at a specific
position, in a different HTML document? Or do you propose something like:

<A LAYOUTDOC="frameset.html" HREF="windowname1,document1.html"
HREF="windowname2,document2.html"> or even

<FRAMELINK LAYOUTSRC="frameset.html">
<FRAMECONTENT FRAMENAME="navbar" HREF="navbar.html">
<FRAMECONTENT FRAMENAME="logo" HREF="companylogo.html">
<FRAMECONTENT FRAMENAME="main" HREF="section2_3.4.html#part03">


The *only* way I see around this is if one of the documents is clearly
defined as the main document so you could reference that. If

<A HREF="section2_3.4.html#part03">

gave me this document, scrolled to position with NAME "part03", and
optionally gave me some navigation bars or logos or whatever, then I could
live with it. But if these where in seperate documents, how would a
non-frame aware browser display them? Not at all, I guess, and give me this
document with no way of knowing where it came from, where the TOC is and so
on. THAT'S why we need all the frames in *one* document.

== Stephanos Piperoglou = spip@hol.gr = http://users.hol.gr/~spip/ ==
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