[thelist] frames question

Sam-I-Am sam at sam-i-am.com
Mon Sep 10 11:05:17 CDT 2001

(can you tell I finished my project -- too much time on my hands this
morning ?)

> My site is done with .asp include files, and another company has done a bit
> of work for us that I need to insert into the framework of my site.   The
> work they did is all arranged in framesets.    I can't seem to figure out
> how to insert this stuff without using an <iframe> tag, 

You need to create simple wrapper files for the ssi content. And then
call those in your frameset. The wrapper files are simple .shtml (or
whatever extension you are using) files with the basic head and body
attribs you need around your included content so that it renders and
validates fine. 
I just did this myself the other day, reusing navigation, header and
footer includes in a framed context. Only problem I had was the
notorious inability of Netscape to render frame dimensions/proportions
reliably, so I had to make allowances for the fact that for example my
leftnav frame might be +/- 10px in width. Otherwise it should be fine. 


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