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HTML - iframe CSS

  1. Jul 26, 2006 #1
    I once read on a tutorial that iframes are useful when you have non technical people writing text files to update a section of your web site, such as a secratery writing the news section.

    There are useful because you just upload a plain text text file to a location and the iframe will have it displayed with formatting. Such as colour, font, background, etc.

    How do you apply formatting to an iframe that way?

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  3. Jul 27, 2006 #2
  4. Jul 27, 2006 #3
    Yeah if you have PHP you could use "include" to include a stylesheet to the file you're updating. The file can be a plain PHP page with only text and the include command at the top.
  5. Jul 27, 2006 #4


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    The standard way is to pull the text dynamically from XML or a database and write it to the page via a server-side script, like ASP or PHP. The advantage of this is that you can then, for example, make a form that allows you to "post" new, or edit old, content.

    But if you want to use IFrames with CSS, then:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/frameset.asp [Broken]
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