4.5. Solving Common Frame Problems

Frames can cause difficulties for users and developers. Some of these problems are due to misconceptions that people have about the “page” stemming from a single HTML document. This section describes the most common difficulties and provides suggestions for avoiding them or minimizing their impact.

Bookmarking Frames

Suppose you are visiting a page that uses frames. Call this page Url1. You browse around for a while and find a document that is of particular interest to you. Call this Url2. So, you try to save a reference to Url2 by adding it to your bookmarks list (also called “favorites” or “hotlist,” depending on the browser). Later, you select that bookmark, but the browser brings you to the original frames-based ...

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