A simple three-framed page:
The <frame> tag defines one particular window (frame) within a frameset.
Each frame in a frameset can have different attributes, such as border, scrolling, the ability to
The <frame> tag is supported in all major browsers.
In HTML the <frame> tag has no end tag.
In XHTML the <frame> tag must be properly closed.
Note: If you want to validate a page containing frames, be sure the doctype is set to
"Frameset DTD". Read more about doctypes.
Important: You cannot use the body element together with the frameset element. However, if
you add a <noframes> tag containing some text for browsers that do not support frames, you
will have to enclose the text in a body element.
DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the
attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.
The <frame> tag supports the following standard attributes:
More information about Standard Attributes.
According to the W3C, the <frame> tag does not support any event attributes.
However, the onload event is supported in all browsers.
More information about Event Attributes.
Horizontal framesetHow to
make a horizontal frameset with three different documents.
Mixed framesetHow to make a
frameset with three documents, and how to mix them in rows and columns.
How to use the <noframes> tagHow
to use the <noframes> tag.
Frameset with noresize="noresize"How
to use the "noresize" attribute. The frames are not resizable. Move the mouse over the
borders between the frames and Note: you can not move the borders.
Navigation frameHow to
make a navigation frame. The navigation Frame 3ontains a list of links with the second Frame 1s
the target. The file called "tryhtml_contents.html" contains three links. The source
code of the links:<a href ="fr-example1.html" target ="showframe">Frame
1</a><br><a href ="fr-example2.html" target ="showframe">Frame
2</a><br><a href ="fr-example3.html" target ="showframe">Frame
3</a>The second frame will show the linked document.
Jump to a specified section within a
frameThis example demonstrates two frames. One of the frames has a source to a
specified section in a file. The specified section is made with <a name="C10">
in the "link.html" file.
Jump to a specified section
with frame navigationThis example demonstrates two frames. The navigation frame
(content.html) to the left contains a list of links with the second frame (link.html) as a
target. The second frame shows the linked document. One of the links in the navigation frame is
linked to a specified section in the target file. The HTML code in the file "content.html"
looks like this: <a href ="link.html" target ="showframe">Link without
Anchor</a><br><a href ="link.html#C10" target ="showframe">Link
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