Hour 21. Multipage Layout with Frames

One major limitation of HTML in the old days was that you could see only one page at a time. Frames overcome this limitation by dividing the browser window into multiple HTML documents.

Frames are like tables (covered in Hour 15, "Advanced Layout with Tables" ) in that they allow you to arrange text and graphics into rows and columns. Unlike a table cell, any frame can contain links that change the contents of other frames (or itself). For example, one frame could display an unchanging index page while another frame could change based on which links the reader clicks.

Note

Frames are only supported by Netscape Navigator version 2 or later and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3 or later. However, you'll ...

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