gnu@perl has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a web server that creates dynamic web pages, even the main page is dynamic. Each page is created on the fly using perl.

All works fine, but what I would like to do is (this is a little off topic) create an interactive table. Much like using frames where you would have a frame on the left with menu items that would update the frame on the right with the requested document.

The information in the cells is going to be kept in a HoH or AoA or whatever fits my fancy at the moment.

I wish to do this with tables instead of frames. Where clicking on a link in one cell updates the contents of another cell. I am fairly new to HTML and don't know a lot. I can make pages, links etc, but no advanced stuff. I don't know any HTML scripting langs, but am not against learning them, just haven't gotten around to doing it.

Is this something that can be done or do I have to use frames?

TIA, Chad.

edited: Thu Oct 17 16:56:34 2002 by jeffa - title addition