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

You shouldn't have problems with

        location = URL;         // note: no .href property; you're setting
the location object

If you do, tell me!  You have to be careful that you don't try to set the
location property of the document object.  I think this is okay:

        window.location.href = URL;  // href of object location
        window.location = URL;  // href inferred

but this isn't:

        document.location.href;  //href of document property location, a
read-only value

As for your comment:

>Seems to me there ought to be a way to set the href without actually
>triggering a loading of the page...

This is logically incongruent.  Set the href (a physical entity) and you
change the physical page.

-- Gordon

At 09:19 AM 3/5/96 -0800, you wrote:
>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.

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