Introducton to Web Design
- With the introduction of Netscape Navigator 2.0 came a whole host
of new HTML tricks that really spiced things up. Perhaps the most
interesting, but poorly utilized feature was the frame.
- Frames allow you to work with the browser window itself. Not only
can you clone other windows for your usage, but you can also divide up a
single window into separate frames that can each access separate HTML
- Go ahead and check out the
Sol Scripts Archive that uses frames in its navigation.
- Notice first that we popped up that web page in a separate window.
This new window is fully featured and even has its own history list.
- Now, on the Scripts Archive, try navigating around the site using
the table of contents frame on the left. Notice that what you do in
the table of contents frame guides what happens in the main frame.
What's more, the table of contents frame does not get replaced. It is
always there to make sure you do not get lost in the fairly complex
site displayed in the right hand frame.
- So how is this done?
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