Target Frame



I'm a new Front Page 2003 user and am struggling to get the "Target Frame" of
a hyperlink to behave how I want. Put simply, I'm trying to create my own
navigation buttons that reside in one frame of a 3 frame page layout - and
the corresponding child pages display in a different frame when the hyperlink
executes. Regardless of how I set the Target Frame setting - it ALWAYS
displays the linked page in the same frame that the buttons are located.
What am I not getting?

Space Norman


Everybody hates frames as they prevent bookmarking pages displayed in a
frame. If you insist on pissing everybody off at least make sure you have
given each frame a name when declaring the frameset and then use that name
of the frame as the value for the target attribute...

<a href="whatever" target="someframename" />

Using frames are FUBAR and are very difficult to maintain and really become
a nightmare as your website grows. I would rethink using frames only when
really useful such as a scrolling tabular list of data displayed under a
frame using fixed names of each column describing the tabular data.

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Trevor L.

Space Norman,
What ClintonG is correct, of course

To be precise, your top htm(l) dataset should have code something like this:

<frameset rows="80,*">
<frame src="heading.html" name="heading"
scrolling="no" noresize="noresize">
<frameset cols="132,*">
<frame src="sidebar.html" name="sidebar"
scrolling="no" noresize="noresize">
<frame src="index_main.html" name="index_main"
scrolling="yes" noresize="noresize">

If you want to refer to the frame index_main.html, you then do as Clinton
has said:
<a href="whatever" target="index_main">

Note that I have named index_main.html "index_main". I could just as easily
named it "fred", in which case the reference would be
<a href="whatever" target="fred">

Incidentally, one of the reasons I still use frames is that the subsidiary
frames do not get found. After all, I only have one website. Why confuse by
allowing different parts of it to be found ?

Does this make sense to you experts out there ?

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