How to inert content from two DWT sources on one HTML page?


S

Sam

Hi,
I am an intermediate level user of FP2003. I am in the process of
developing a website for my office. So far the content has grown to
hundred plus pages. I have placed all the content in plain tables
without any menu or title.

Now, I have developed about six DWT files which contain horizontal
link bars (made of simple text links). Let me call it Sub DWT. Each
Sub DWT shall be attached to a couple of pages pertaining to links in
the Sub DWT. So, I can change the Sub DWT to make any changes in the
link menu on all the pages attached to it. All these groups of pages
have their own parent HTML page, like an index page for each section.
Things are fine to this end.

What now I want is to add a title area with links to each of the
sections being covered by each Sub DWT. These links shall connect to
the index pages of separate sections. I guess it makes sense to
organize things like this. I have a Master DWT page to take care of
the title and the links to each section of website and it works fine
if linked to any page, like it is working fine with the Home Page.

I want this title or Master DWT to be shown on ALL pages of my
website. That means all pages shall (with the exception of Home Page)
have a consistent title with a couple of links in it (governed by
Master DWT) PLUS content of link bar created under its corresponding
Sub DWT.

I have tried attaching Sub DWT first (for the corresponding group of
pages) and then adding Master DWT to them. Content from Sub DWT does
show up below the content from Master DWT. The problem is that after
attaching the Master DWT, the content of Sub DWT becomes detached from
its pages, while that from the Master DWT remains attached. That means
now if I make any changes to this Sub DWT, it wont be displayed in the
pages attached to it.

I have tried using FP2003 shared border (with the content from Master
DWT), with the hope that both may go hand in hand. They do appear on a
page linked with the Shared Border and attached with the Sub DWT in
Design view, but the Shared Border part disappears in Preview or
Browser. I have also tried publishing the page. Same result. Shared
Border wont show up, only Sub DWT is shown. I have also tried Include
page instead of shared border, with some issue that it does not show
up in browser. I am using IE8.

So, my requirement is to put Master DWT on all pages with Sub DWTs on
their linked pages. How can I accomplish this? I can go for mix of
DWTs, or DWT plus Shared Border or any other idea. Any help would be
appreciated.

Sam
 
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Ronx

Sam presented the following explanation :
Hi,
I am an intermediate level user of FP2003. I am
in the process of developing a website for my
office. So far the content has grown to hundred
plus pages. I have placed all the content in
plain tables without any menu or title.
Now, I have developed about six DWT files which
contain horizontal link bars (made of simple
text links). Let me call it Sub DWT. Each Sub
DWT shall be attached to a couple of pages
pertaining to links in the Sub DWT. So, I can
change the Sub DWT to make any changes in the
link menu on all the pages attached to it. All
these groups of pages have their own parent
HTML page, like an index page for each section.
Things are fine to this end.
What now I want is to add a title area with
links to each of the sections being covered by
each Sub DWT. These links shall connect to the
index pages of separate sections. I guess it
makes sense to organize things like this. I
have a Master DWT page to take care of the
title and the links to each section of website
and it works fine if linked to any page, like
it is working fine with the Home Page.
I want this title or Master DWT to be shown on
ALL pages of my website. That means all pages
shall (with the exception of Home Page) have a
consistent title with a couple of links in it
(governed by Master DWT) PLUS content of link
bar created under its corresponding Sub DWT.
I have tried attaching Sub DWT first (for the
corresponding group of pages) and then adding
Master DWT to them. Content from Sub DWT does
show up below the content from Master DWT. The
problem is that after attaching the Master DWT,
the content of Sub DWT becomes detached from
its pages, while that from the Master DWT
remains attached. That means now if I make any
changes to this Sub DWT, it wont be displayed
in the pages attached to it.
I have tried using FP2003 shared border (with
the content from Master DWT), with the hope
that both may go hand in hand. They do appear
on a page linked with the Shared Border and
attached with the Sub DWT in Design view, but
the Shared Border part disappears in Preview or
Browser. I have also tried publishing the page.
Same result. Shared Border wont show up, only
Sub DWT is shown. I have also tried Include
page instead of shared border, with some issue
that it does not show up in browser. I am using
IE8.
So, my requirement is to put Master DWT on all
pages with Sub DWTs on their linked pages. How
can I accomplish this? I can go for mix of
DWTs, or DWT plus Shared Border or any other
idea. Any help would be appreciated.
You are attempting to nest DWTs - this is not
supported in FrontPage.
Consider using Include Files along with the
master DWT.
The "Sub DWT" navigation can be placed in several
include files (one include for each "Sub DWT".
On the Master DWT add editable regions where the
includes should go.

As an example,
http://www.rxs-enterprises.co.uk/fp/b/buttons/root_dwt.aspx
uses Server Side Includes (SSI) for the top and
both left menus, and a FrontPage include file for
the footer. The page title ("Interactive
Buttons") is in an editable region - this could
also be an include file which contains additional
wording and/or navigation.
SSI are included content added on the server - it
is simple to use a FrontPage include instead.

--
Ron Symonds - Microsoft MVP (Expression Web)
http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp/wf-menu.aspx
Microsoft is closing this newsgroup - for details
of why and where to go see
http://www.rxs-enterprises.org/fp/newsgroup-closure.aspx
 

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