Displaying Data Using Frames

Another form of data drill-down involves the use of HTML frames. Frames enable you to split your browser window in two or more windows and control what gets displayed within each. ColdFusion templates are very well suited for use within frames.


Frames have proven to be rather unpopular, and most large public-facing and high-profile applications avoid their use. But frames are indeed useful, and understanding how they can be used in dynamic data-driven drill-down applications remains important. As such, they are briefly covered here.

Creating frames involves creating multiple templates (or HTML pages). Each window in a frame typically displays a different template; you need two templates if you have two windows. ...

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