About master/detail pages
A master page is a page that lists records and corresponding links for each record. When the user clicks a link, a detail page opens displaying more information about the record. For example, heres a master page from a fictional company.
When a user clicks one of the linked location names, a detail page opens:
A results page is a common type of master page. However, unlike the master page described in this section, the list of records on a results page is determined not by you, the designer, but by the user. (The user determines the list by conducting a database search.) For more information on this type of master page, see About search/results pages.
A detail page can also be used to update or delete the record displayed.
- Building master/detail pages (ColdFusion)
- Building master/detail pages (ASP.NET)
- Building master/detail pages (ASP and JSP)
- Building master/detail pages (PHP)