[thelist] frames question

Sam-I-Am sam at sam-i-am.com
Mon Sep 10 11:45:25 CDT 2001

> thanks for getting back to me.   Do you think you could give me more
> specifics on how you did this?    I'm still not quite sure what I'm doing

let me try. I may not have understood what you need, but see if this
makes sense:

Say you have a load of .asp files that currently include a header.ssi
and  leftnav.ssi. Now you need to reuse the same code and navigation,
but the content is coming from somewhere else. So you create a frameset
that has a top row and 2 cols, the first for navigation, the 2nd for
content. You want the contents of header.ssi to appear in the top frame
so you create a file called something like header.asp, which might look
like this: 

<head><title>Header content</title></head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<!--#include file="header.ssi" -->

now in your frameset you specify the SRC of the top frame as
And the same for the leftnav. 
For the content, the SRC for the frame would be the url to this 3rd
party content.
The frameset itself can be a plain .html file, as it's not needing any
serverside processing in this scenario. 

If this 3rd party is creating and hosting the frameset, you need to give
them the absolute URLs for header.asp, and leftnav.asp to put in there. 

Is that what you need???
I'm confused that you are confused....


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