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vixen
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:24 pm (13 years, 3 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

hi
can anyone tell me how to keep your pages inside an iframe, so you dont end up with "parentless pages"??
I tried JS for the oldfashioned framesets but that didnt work (dont laugh guys!!) Embarassed
Pleeease dont tell me not to use iframes, I searched the board and I get the feeling that you all hate them. Am I right?

Also: do search engines search the content of PDF files yet?

Thank you


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Daniel
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:28 am (13 years, 3 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Google currently indexes the contents of PDF files. I'm not sure about other search engines.

This is for frames, but it might help:

http://www.usc.edu/uscweb/authoring/frameload.html

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vixen
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:34 am (13 years, 3 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Thanks I appreciate it.

I'm just a little confused: can u treat an iframe as if it were a frame in a frameset??

And if Google searches PDFs others are bound to do the same soon right?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:17 am (13 years, 3 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Alternatively you could choose the <object> element and it is up to the desecration of the Engine as to whether they chose to read PDF, which is an open standard - most likely the others won't bother.

Although some people may not like having a PDF file placed in a frame as it causes some additional barriers.

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vixen
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:47 am (13 years, 3 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I didnt mean to put my PDFs in a frame, it was just an urelated q about the search engine process...I wasnt clear about that.

I just wonder if there isnt like a norm when it comes to iframes? When I search the net I almost never see any parentless pages..well except my own that is!!

I'd love to know what any of you've done to solve this problem?
Maybe I should redesign my site and use regular frames instead? Would this be the best way to go?

and may the force be with me on this one...I need it!!
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