Nested Framesets Not Quite Working

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01 Jan, 2013 01:21 AM

Hello Development Team,

I'm a 10.4.11 Server user, and I really like your product. However, I'd like to make a note of an issue I'm having with a website I'm developing.

I am using nested framesets like so:

<frame src="htmlfiles/topbar.html" name="topbar" id="topbar"            noresize="noresize" />
<frameset cols="210, *">
    <frame src="htmlfiles/navibar.html" name="navibar"              id="navibar" noresize="noresize" />
    <frame src="htmlfiles/initial.html" name="mainframe"                id="mainframe" />

For ease, I'll refer to topbar as Frame 1, Navibar as Frame 2, and Mainframe as Frame 3. Their positions above will be referred to by the same convention.

Now, sometimes this works. I made the change, refreshed a couple times, and it worked out the way I hoped.
However, SOMETIMES, something crazy happens. Sometimes Frame 2 is put in the position of Frame 1, and Frame 3 is loaded into BOTH Frame 2 and Frame 3. The rest of the Frame tags seems to be working, no resizing available. You can imagine the troubles I am having with this. Safari on the same computer reads it fine.

Keep up the good work, but please do try to fix that annoying issue.

Thank you SO much,

The Aviator

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 01 Jan, 2013 06:09 PM

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    avi45003, if you make a change to the html and then reload the browser, try cmd+shift+R instead of just cmd+R, or disable the cache temporarily. If the change is below a certain threshold, the Firefox caching system may become confused. I notice this myself when changing html files. You can also change browser.cache.check_doc_frequency in about:config to 1 to make checking for changes more strict.

    If that doesn't solve it, can you give us an actual example website that exhibits this problem? I'm sure it would have to be Mozilla's bug (not ours), but without being able to reproduce it, it's hard to say anything.

  2. 2 Posted by lucyc70 on 24 Jan, 2013 07:59 PM

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    I'm trying to create a blog at , and I can't see it. It flashes for a second as it's supposed to look, then it disappears.
    thanks, Lucy

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