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<FRAME>

The FRAME element is used to define individual frames that make up a FRAMESET. A frameset allows you to divide a web page into multiple windows which can be scrolled independently of one another.

Client-side code such as Javascript and the TARGET attribute allow frames to "talk" to each other. One of the most common uses of frames is to keep a navigation element at a set position on the screen while the user scrolls through a long section of content.

Attributes

Attribute Description
ID Identifies this tag to reference in script (program code)
CLASS Define the class used to render this element (defined by a style sheet)
TITLE A title that is associated with the element (displayed as a tooltip in Internet Explorer)
NAME The name attribute identifies the frame for reference through client-side scripting or by the TARGET attribute
LONGDESC Provides a lengthy description of the frame, it's purpose and what it contains
SRC A URI indicating where the contents of the frame should be taken from. This is normally a web page on the same server such as: /myframe/left_frame.php
NORESIZE Include this attribute to indicate that you don't want the user to be able to resize the frame
SCROLLING Indicates how the contents of the frame may be scrolled. Possible values for this attribute are: auto (scrolling is provided as needed), yes or no (no scrolling is allowed)
FRAMEBORDER Should a border be drawn around the edge of the frame? 0 means no and 1 means yes. The default value for this attribute is 1
MARGINWIDTH Indicate the amount of spacing to place at the left and right edges of the frame. This value is indicated in pixels such as MARGINWIDTH="10"
MARGINHEIGHT Indicate the amount of spacing to place at the top and bottom edges of the frame. This value is indicated in pixels such as MARGINHEIGHT="10"

Example

<FRAMESET ROWS="120,*">
<FRAME NAME="TOPFRAME" SRC="/topframe.php" SCROLLING="no" MARGINWIDTH="0">
<FRAME NAME="TOPFRAME" SRC="/mainframe.php" SCROLLING="auto" MARGINWIDTH="10">
</FRAMESET>

Compatibility

HTML 4.01
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