This way to the finding aid:

And, for what it's worth, the XSLT:

Many thanks to everyone who posted advice!  I'll be looking at all 
the suggestions and figuring out what I might do.


At 03:17 PM 2/21/2006, you wrote:
>Amy McCrory wrote:
>>Here's the problem: an open Web search of key terms from the 
>>finding aid lands the searcher on a page such as SPEC.CGA.TMb.html 
>>or SPEC.CGA.TMseries2.html, and the page in question appears 
>>without the frameset.  This means that many of the finding aid's 
>>navigation links are lost.
>>Is there a better way of coding the HTML, so that the frameset 
>>always appears with any of the pages?
>Hi Amy
>A little Javascript is commonly used to check if a page is within a 
>frameset, and redirect if not, e.g.:
><body onload="if (top == self) self.location.href = 'SPEC.CGA.TMf.html';" >
>But this will only then load the frameset in its initial state, not 
>with any particular finding aid showing.
>It'd be nice to see a URL and see what exactly you've done and 
>whether it could be made to work as you suggest. However, my 
>instinct is that I probably wouldn't start from here.
>Why not instead embed the TOC within the Finding Aids, and generate 
>a single, self-contained page each time, with a unique URL, rather 
>than a frameset? Use <div>s and CSS to achieve the same layout as 
>your frameset.
>\ Richard M Davis
>/ Digital Archives Specialist
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Amy McCrory
Digital Imaging Specialist, Preservation Department
228 Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue
The Ohio State University Libraries
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