This is (about the 5th) iteration of a DDC browser I've been working on
in my spare time.  It shows the results in 3 rows, 10 frames/row.  The
idea was that by decomposing it this finely it could run against a
standard SRW/U server -- no application code outside of XSLT and
JavaScript in the browser, and not a whole lot of that.  We may have to
back off of this and add a thin layer that does the consolidation into
rows just to make the back button work better (which would also reduce
chatter with the server).


-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Jeremy Dunck
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] ajax

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 14:47:38 -0500, Hickey,Thom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've been trying some of this out ever since I saw Google Suggest and
> heard about GMail.  One of the things you can do with a modest amount
> JavaScript is to have some iframes on your page that you push URLs
> The nice thing about this is that XSLT works, the back button works,
> etc., as opposed to the XMLHttpRequest where it's not automatic.  My
> latest page had 30+ iframes on it.  I was a little disappointed when I
> hit the back button, and only one iframe at a time changed -- makes
> backing up a bit of a problem!

Why did you need the 30 iframes?  Do you have than many concurrent data

But yeah, IFrames are only really a good user experience if each
IFrame navigation is equivalent to one user-observable action or
screen change.