From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-03 14:46:22
"Angus Leeming" <angus.leeming_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Daryle Walker wrote:
> > I've seen some web pages that use CSS to define two "frames" seamlessly,
> > but
> > in the same file. See the <http://synopsis.fresco.org> page mentioned in
> > another thread. That looks cooler, and it degrades better when printing
> > (or
> > for accessibility). You can also have the two columns next to each other
> > without the "frame" effect, _and_ without a huge "table" layout. See the
> > various pages at <http://www.mozilla.org> for that effect, including
> > mastheads.
> Jonathan, I don't know if this is any use, but the www.lyx.org pages do not
> use frames at all, yet have a menu that is fixed when the page is
> scrolled. The effect is similar to the one you achieve using frames.
I guess I wasn't very clear in my response to Daryle. The effect exhibited at
fresco, mozilla and lyx is acheived by giving the menu the CSS attribute
'position:fixed'. With old graphical browers, the menu will scroll with the rest
of the content. This would be fine with me, since I think optimal display is not
required on old broswers. With text-only browsers, on the other hand, it doesn't
work so well.
The really big problem is that the HTML for the index, which can be rather
large, would be physically included in each content page. This could make the
library documentation enormous.
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