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Changing Frames

Desperate! Help needed!!

   
1:02 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tigger is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I have constructed a site (using Dreamweaver) which is set within a frameset and using the behaviour control, I have set the buttons to change the main & top pages. My problem is that on some pages it works & others it doesn't even though the code is exactly the same on each of the pages.

The code was copied onto each of the pages the same but some button change both frame pages others just change the main frame page. The buttons also seem to work correctly then don't on the next try.

No error message is appearing on the browser status bar either, which is what is causing me real confusion!!

Any help will be very greatfully accepted.

2:06 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm not much help, but I will say that it appears to work as designed in Opera. I couldn't see any major problems.
2:12 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tigger is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Thanks Brett,

It's a shame everyone isn't using Opera!!!

Hopefully someone using one of the other browesers will be able to help me :)

Ta

3:36 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It works just fine in IE5 5.5, Netscape 4.73 does not. I can't tell you exactly what the problem is but my guess is the "netscape specific sound function" is some how confusing the windows. Just a guess but you might move that function after the frame-set.
4:19 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks David,

I'm using IE5.5 and it doesn't work. Try doing this:

From the main opening page click on "What is SMD?" link, then click on the button at the bottom of that page to "Declaration". When I have tried it changes the main page but not the page in the top frame (ie. it doesn't change to read Declaration)

Cheers

6:24 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Tigger,
Did you just fix it, I was getting script errors a couple of minutes ago, now it changes it to say "Declarations". It works in IE 5.5
6:45 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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David,

No I haven't changed anything. I have just tried it out & it's not working! The main page changes accordingly but the page at the top should also change to read "Declaration" or whatever doesn't.

I just don't understand this at all!!!!!!!!!

Tigger

8:49 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Well, I can't really say what's wrong with your buttons.... becuase when I load the page (NN 4.7/Mac), it loads the front page and then immediately loads a .wav file which boots me to a new, blank page showing nothing but the quicktime control bar for the .wav
8:57 pm on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi thanks for coming back to me, but it's 21:00, my brains dead and I'm knackerd. So I off for a shower and no doubt this will carry on tomorrow.
1:59 pm on Feb 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Even after a good nights sleep this is still not getting any better :(

The thing that is really getting to me now is that today it seems like it's different ones that aren't working?????

Any one out there that can help?

2:46 pm on Feb 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Good Morning
I wish I could be of more help. Nothing worse then a two day bug. I looked at it again with netscape 4.0 the top frame does not change at all. Yesterday I did see varied results with IE 5, which tells me it is confused.

>>becuase when I load the page (NN 4.7/Mac), it loads the front page and then immediately loads a .wav file which boots me to a new, blank page showing nothing but the quicktime control bar for the .wav >>

This happened to me once on IE5, I still think the problem might be in this function.
Hopefully someone that knows more then I will weigh in with more advice.

Good Luck
David

3:06 pm on Feb 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks David,

Although it still feels like morning it's actually mid afternoon here!

Hopefully there is someone out there that can help before it drives me completely bonkers!!
I don't think it is connected to the wav file that is causing a probelm with the frames not changing. Although there obviously is some kind of error, I get no error message come up when I go to the site.

Cheers anyway
Tigger

7:20 pm on Feb 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Is the .wav file absolutely necessary? Could you pull it out of the site? Or could you just remove it temporarily to see if it is the cause of the problem?

Personally, I'm not a big fan of embedded audio in a website for any reason (unless the site is for a band or radio station, etc... and even then it should play 'by request' only.), and if that *is* what's screwing everything else up, it's probably not worth it.

7:26 pm on Feb 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I agree that removing the .wav is a worthy experiment.

I had a client last year, a rock band, who wanted the kitchen sink and all the appliances on their home page. The code was "correct", but only the fastest machines could deal with it. Slower machines got very confused -- especially when running Netscape, which confuses more easily.

7:30 pm on Feb 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hiya,

It is the clients wish that the wav file is there and plays automaticaly.
I'll try taking it off for a test anyway to see if it makes any difference & go on from there.

Thanks for all your help, I'll let you know what happens!

Cheers
Tigger

1:54 pm on Feb 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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To all,

GOOD NEWS!!! I've sorted it (well a friend who knows all about javascript did it!) We have tested it & it does just what I wanted it to :)

Thanks for all your input.

Tigger