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derek bambach <[log in to unmask]>
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derek bambach <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 14:06:30 -0500
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At 12:20 PM 2/4/99 -0800, Gill, Kathy wrote:
>For me [the original poster], I wanted to bookmark the results of a search
string -- *that* should not change with data changes.

no, but you CAN bookmark a framed page pretty easily, using the right mouse
click on a PC - in netscape, right mouse click >> add bookmark, when
clicked in the desired frame, bookmarks that framed page, not the frameset
document. in MSIE, the "add to favorites" right mouse click does the same

if you try to make a bookmark through the menubar, it won't work (because
it doesn't know what window you want to bookmark) but if you
select/bookmark the specific window via the right mouse click, it works
very well.

>Also, assuming the naming convention is consistent, bookmarking an Apple
iMac should always return the most current iMac -- if there is such a
product available. If the product is available and the DB doesn't return
the most current entry, the problem is in the DB design, IMO, having worked
w/developing bookmarkable pages out of DBs for several weeks last year.

not all pages that are generated out of a DB come from one place in the DB
so it's not always easy to control for this (though it would be nice). more
often, one page is generated from numerous elements from several DBs
(products, current prices, "special" marketing info, ads, etc). which
'entry' on the page is it supposed to remember? it would be nice if you
could "return" to a page you have essentially never been to (a page with an
'updated' version of a product, etc), but right now i think that's asking a


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