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Obsolete - Version 1!
The current version of this framework is at: Netscape Presentation Framework: Mini
I've made up a framework for doing presentations using
and NS 4. It may work under IE 4.0 (not fully tested). IE 3.0/Win
(but not Mac) supports most of the functions, except dynamically
building the slide selection list. You can edit out those
functions and the drop down list if you wish to use it with IE
You can view a simple demo at: Slides
Frameset (see end for a
The simplest way to download the files one at a time is to
browse this folder and download the key files (see below) one at
a time. To see the files click on:
There are four key files, in addition to your
"slides" or whatever you choose to link to:
- fmain.html: defines the frameset, you could rename
this index.html. The frameset has a large display area,
with controls beneath. There's a hidden frame to the
right (if you're careful you can drag it out and see it)
that holds your slide play list. Note, at the
moment your first slide must be named title.html. You can
edit fmain.html to change this.
- slidelist.html: this document is just a list of
the links you want to traverse (the slides). It's
normally hidden from view. The sequence of the links
determines the sequence of the "slides". Note,
at the moment your first slide must be named title.html.
You can edit fmain.html to change this.
- controls.html: has the prior slide, current slide
and next slide buttons. A select list allows one to set a
new current slide from a list of all HTML files.
the text of a link, so I have to put the file names into
this drop down list.
- enterCapture.html: holds a form with a single text
field. Like the slidelist.html document, it's within a
hidden frameset. I use this text field to capture the
enter key, and trigger a 'next slide' action.
Constructing your slide show
- make a list of your "slides" and call it
slidelist.html (or paste into current slidelist.html)
- fire up fmain.html.
- You can go forward by hitting ENTER or clicking 'next
slide'. Prior slide goes back. Current Slide returns you
to your slide if you start wandering around to other
places on the web.
- If you click on other links the ENTER key won't take you
forward any more (it loses focus). You can restore its
function by clicking on any of the 'next slide', 'prior
slide', 'current slide' links.
- You can make any of the slides the new current slide by
choosing it from the select box drop down list. NOTE:
There is a bug in Netscape 3 and 4 for Win 95, but not NS
3.0 for Macintosh, that causes the drop down list to
display incorrectly. If you reload the page (Ctrl-R) it
should display correctly.
For a more complex demo, check out my developing Introduction
to the Internet tutorial. Another tutorial uses a version
simplified to work with IE 3.0: Internet
Author: John G. Faughnan.
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