ARCHIVED: On the web, what are frames, and how do I navigate with them?
Frames are an extension to HTML that allows several pages to appear in a single web browser window. Each page can have its own scroll bar, and be resized independently of the main browser window. With frames, a browser window can include both static and changing content; for example, a static frame can be used as a table of contents while another frame presents the different areas of a web site. Very old browsers or those with fewer features do not support frames.
Finding the URL for a particular frame
Firefox: Right-click inside the frame you're
interested in (on a Mac,
This Frameand then
View Frame Info.
Ctrl-click inside the frame you're interested in and select
View Frame Source. The URL for the frame will appear as the label for the window that appears.
Internet Explorer: Right-click inside the frame
you're interested in and select
Last modified on January 07, 2013.