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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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10.5. Embedding Documents in Panes

The alternative to putting content in a new window is to create a pane in an existing window whose content can be flexibly managed. A traditional television is such a device, with many channels but only a single pane for display. In this book, a pane is different from a panel. A panel is an area of a window that displays related information in one spot. A pane is a panel whose related information is sourced from a document that is separate from the rest of the window.

Mozilla's XUL allows unrelated content to appear in part of an existing window. Several tags that can achieve this exist.

10.5.1. <iframe>

The <iframe> tag is at the core of all Mozilla's document embedding solutions. It has the same purpose as ...

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