I must admit up front that I’m not fond of frames. Yes, they are extremely useful, and still a terrific way to manage applications in which an action in the left window (or top window) can trigger a change in the right (or bottom). Each can then scroll separately, without any effort on our part.
However, too many companies had (or still have) a habit of opening
up other web sites into frames, which basically wrapped the other site’s
content in their own environment. Most of us didn’t care for this.
second window object,
location object stores
information about the current location and provides a
small set of routines to load a new document or replace whichever
document is currently loaded.
frame object has a
few properties and methods, and is primarily a subset of
window object. This makes sense
considering that each is a window, in miniature. Among the objects
self. The methods supported are
clearTimeout. Of these, the ones new to this
parent, which would be
the parent frameset,
length of frame, and
name, which is
the frame name.
parent are particularly important for
cross-frame communication. A
frameset can access each
child frame through its name (or through the frames array using the number of the object as an index); each ...