October 17th, 2003, 09:33 AM
Implementing iframe-like content reloading using css?
I'm about to consider a different design for my (still not publicly visible) personal web site.
So far I have an implementation using tables and iframes.
Transforming table-based design into css-based one seems to be fairly well explained in many places, but there's one thing I can't seem to find.
Once I have my site redesigned, how can I implement a layout in which I would have (for example) one static section/column with links to html content pages and another section/column in which these pages will be dynamically loaded and displayed?
My current implementation does exactly that using iframes, but I guess I'm supposed to get rid of them too sooner or later, following new css-based philosophy.
Any suggestions, examples or links will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
October 17th, 2003, 12:40 PM
Iframes cause cancer. This is now been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. I'd get away from them as quickly as possible. Run!
OK, stop while I pull the other one. IFrames are fine. Love 'em. The are slated to be supplanted by the all-purpose <object> tag - but, for now, they are not any part of the move towards separation of content and presentation (style) which is what XHTML/CSS is all about. Cheer up.
You can use an 'invisible' iframe to load external content, which other HTML elements can't do, and the read out the HTML for DOM-based display within those other elements. Very useful. Otherwise, you may chill.
October 18th, 2003, 10:44 AM
What a relief , thanks!