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From Keith <keithbaconstr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: App Design
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2002 09:25:48 GMT

Is there a good argument for using frames? It needs to be good, they obviously
are problematic to use. 
Beware the page linked to below is dated Dec. 1996 - most of what's in it is
obsolete!

--- stf <s.frank@vierundsechzig.de> wrote:
> frames suck: I don't think it's a good idea to separate your page-flow onto
> two different layers, one being the javscript/frame-constellation, the other
> the struts config-files. What exactly are you trying to achive? If you just
> want to reuse your navigation, then go for some kind of template-engine(e.g.
> tiles, even simple, maybe parametrized includes will be better than
> frames..) - if you have a designer, who insists, that frames are more
> "usable" or just look better, have him read this:
> http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9612.html - it's already so old that i
> thought, everybody knows it by now ;)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Mark_Glatzer@Instinet.com>
> To: <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 9:10 PM
> Subject: App Design
> 
> 
> > Hi all,
> >              I am thinking of structuring an application as follows, and
> > would appreciate any advice and ideas of how to do this:
> >
> > There will be two frames.  First is a navigation frame where the user
> > presses a button to determine the JSP that is loaded into the second
> frame.
> > Each possible JSP for the second frame will have form.  If a user is
> > entering data into the form, and then presses a button on the navigation
> > frame to go to a different jsp/form,  I want to save the partially entered
> > form data from the page the user is leaving.  Then when the user goes back
> > to the first page they can continue where they left off.
> >
> > I have been prototyping an idea; the navigation frame uses JavaScript to
> > submit the form and redirect the old page to the new desired page.  So far
> > I have accomplished that when the form is submitted the action does not
> > really do anything, so the form data is saved in the bean.  But how do I
> > accomplish the redirect?
> >
> > Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
> > Mark Glatzer
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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