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Platinum Edition Using XHTML™, XML, and Java™ 2 by Andrew H. Watt, Mike Morgan, Jim O'Donnell, Eric Ladd

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Creating Floating Frames

Microsoft introduced the concept of a floating frame with Internet Explorer 3. You can think of a floating frame as a smaller browser window that you can open in your main browser window—much like the picture-in-picture feature that comes with many television sets. The same as with regular frames, you can load any XHTML document you want into a floating frame. The primary difference is that floating frames can be placed anywhere on a page that you can place an image. In fact, you'll find the XHTML syntax for placing floating frames to be similar to that for placing an image.

You place a floating frame on a page by using the <iframe> element. A browser that can do floating frames ignores anything within this element, ...

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