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    Default [DHTML] Correct URL in frameset based site

    1) CODE TITLE: Correct URL in frameset based site

    2) AUTHOR NAME/NOTES: Arie Molendijk

    3) DESCRIPTION: In frameset based sites, the URL in the address bar doesn't (normally) change on page transition. This might confuse the visitor and makes bookmarking of specific pages impossible. So it seems useful to have the name of the main frame's page (that the visitor is actually viewing) in one or more pages of the frameset based site. A click on the 'name' will then make it possible to bookmark the (specific) page.

    4) URL TO CODE: http://molendijk.110mb.com/CorrectUrl/

    or, ATTACHED BELOW (see #3 in guidelines below):
    Last edited by djr33; 12-10-2007 at 01:05 AM. Reason: Correction

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    Hm... doesn't work for me. (FF2, win)
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    Nor Fx3. Does in Konqueror.

    It's an interesting script, and (used with an absolute URL) can help to lessen one of the main accessibility problems with frames. Still doesn't rectify it completely, though: I'd recommend against using frames even with this script.
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    Actually, I think it does work in FF2; just not the way we expect it to. I checked it out in IE6+ and it works the same as in FF2. There is a little gray box at the top right corner of every frameset that holds the url of the page that is in the "main" frame. I personally think this is useless, but others may think differently.
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    Haha. That is worthless. But I assume that's debugging, as Twey said it works in Konq.
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    Hello Daniel, Twey, Testingsite,

    It works for me in FF 2.0.0.9, Moz. 1.7.5, Netscape 7.0, IE and Opera 9.23 (all win).

    You should see a change in the gray box at the top right corner of every frame (of the frameset) at page transition (although almost imperceptible): page1.html when you visit page 1, page2.html when you visit page 2, etc.

    I agree that it seems useless as it is. But combined with this thread, it might be of some help for people who want to use framesets without too many of the disadvantages.

    Arie Molendijk.
    Last edited by molendijk; 11-04-2007 at 01:22 AM.

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    Ah! I had Javascript disabled. My apologies. Yes, it does work in Fx3.
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    Glad. Thanks for the information!

    Arie Molendijk

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    Default Correct URL and bookmarking

    Hello everyone,
    Since there was a little debate on the usability of the script, I made some changes and clarifications. The idea behind it allows us to do things that would be hard to accomplish otherwise. It can be used, among other things, to bookmark specific pages of a frameset.

    Arie Molendijk.

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    Default Frames more acceptable now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twey View Post
    ...It's an interesting script, and (used with an absolute URL) can help to lessen one of the main accessibility problems with frames. Still doesn't rectify it completely, though: I'd recommend against using frames even with this script.
    Hello Twey,
    I made some corrections. Are frames more acceptable to you now? (In this regard, also observe the link (to: particular use of framesets) in the left frame.

    Arie M.

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