4.6. Inline Frames

Internet Explorer and Netscape 6 have a nice feature whereby a frame can be defined in a manner similar to the definition of an image. You specify a width, height, source URL, and alignment, and the inline frame occupies a fixed position in the HTML document. This behavior is in contrast to normal frames, which occupy a fixed position in the browser window. Inline frames are very convenient for sidebars, contact information, and other things that you want to include in multiple documents. Unfortunately, however, although floating frames are part of the HTML 4.0 specification, they are supported only by Internet Explorer and Netscape 6. Earlier versions of Netscape do not support inline frames but do support layers, which provide ...

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