Secondary Window Workaround (HTML Help)

Subject: Secondary Window Workaround (HTML Help)
From: "Miller, Lisa" <Lisa -dot- Miller -at- Anheuser-Busch -dot- com>
To: "RoboHelp -L (E-mail)" <robolist -at- mail -dot- blue-sky -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 10:20:50 -0500

I thought I should share this with folks looking for a way to use a secondary
window using HTMLHelp:

I needed to use a secondary window for my HTML Help development. I needed the
secondary window because my primary window is taken up with graphics and I
needed to present supporting text that contained links without loosing the
graphic window. To create the secondary window, I combined the dropdown text
functionality RoboHTML provides with the HTML 4.0 tag <IFRAME></iframe>. Here
is the code:

<SPAN ONCLICK="drop('text0');"><EM
CLASS="dropspot">DropSpotLinkText</EM></SPAN></P>
<DIV ID="text0" CLASS="droptext" STYLE="display:'none';">
<P><IFRAME SRC = "SOURCE TEXT.htm" width=550 height=200
align="bottom"></iframe></P></DIV>

The result is a link that opens an Inline Frame beneath the linking text. The
InLine frame works as a secondary window in that text in the primary window
adjusts to accomodate the IFRAME and the user can access links presented in the
IFRAME.

(Cross-posted to RoboHelp -L and Techwr -L)

Lisa Miller
Technical Writer
Lisa -dot- Miller -at- Anheuser-Busch -dot- com





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