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The Great Frames Debate

For a while, the problem with HTML frames was that many browsers couldn’t view them. The frames specification was added after HTML 3.2 standard, which was created around 1997. (At that time, frames were already popular, but only with Netscape users.) Frames have been formalized in the HTML 4.0 standard, and most browsers have handled frames well. Interestingly, frames still remain just a bit controversial. Before we get to that, though, let’s understand what frames are.

What Frames Are

The HTML frames specification enables you to display two or more pages in the same Web browser window at the same time. Those pages have separate URLs, separate scroll bars (if necessary), and otherwise act pretty much independently. Figure 12.1 shows a site that’s using a frames interface.


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