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Servlets, JSPs & iFrames

Kevin P Smith
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Hi guys, not sure if this should be posted under here, or Java Int or JSPs so I'll try all and see what comes back...

Basically I have an 'advanced' search option on my system which returns the results in a page with two iFrames in it. One will have a list of file types and the other the actual results.

The problem I am having is, I need to some how parse values directly into the first iFrame as the results page is loaded.

So you click on search -> loads results.jsp (which has 2 iFrames in it)

iFrame 1 (file types) immediately lists all available file types (gets this from the Servlet).

click on a file type and iFrame 2 displays the results.

hope you understand.

Basically, how can i parse values directly into the iFrame's page from theServlet and vice vera?
[ May 26, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Eric Pascarello
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Why don't you look into an Ajax double combo type of application?

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Bear Bibeault
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Why do you need the iframes to being with? You haven't really explained what it is you are trying to accomplish, but it sounds as if you may be over-complicating things.


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