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2 ways to load stuff(was Re: writing to frames)

On Mon, 4 Mar 1996, Brian Karlak wrote:

> On Mar 4,  8:21pm, chandy@lunatech.com wrote:
> > I have a list of links in one frame. On a mouseover() event I want a brief
> > description of the currently selected link to be written in another small
> > frame in the user window. How can I write to other frames in a window from
> > within this frame?
> Two ways, HTML & JS:
> HTML:  <A HREF="...." TARGET="OtherFrameName">
> JS: top.frames['OtherFrameName'].document.location.href = "....."
> Brian

I would like to get a few comments about the various methods of 
triggering a page load via JS. Most of you folks seem to have
settled upon using the above technique: 

I found that in some of the latter Beta versions of Netscape's 2.0 browser
the loading of pages was not actually triggered by the setting of the href.
I had to use the heretofore unexpounded-upon-in-the-docs "assign" method:

Anyone know or have a feeling about whether both will be acceptable
techniques in the "long-run"? 

Seems to me there ought to be a way to set the href without actually
triggering a loading of the page...hence, I assumed, the .href=""
capability provided for that need.

Any thoughts?


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