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HTML <frameset> tag


A simple three-framed page:


<frameset cols="25%,50%,25%">
  <frame src="frame_a.htm" />
  <frame src="frame_b.htm" />
  <frame src="frame_c.htm" />


Try it yourself!  (more examples at the bottom of this page)

Definition and Usage

The <frameset> tag defines a frameset.

The frameset element holds two or more frame elements. Each frame element holds a separate document.

The frameset element states only how many columns or rows there will be in the frameset.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <frameset> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML


Tips and Notes

Note: If you want to validate a page containing frames, be sure the doctype is set to "Frameset DTD". Read more about doctypes.

Important: You cannot use the body element together with the frameset element. However, if you add a <noframes> tag containing some text for browsers that do not support frames, you will have to enclose the text in a body element.

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
cols pixels
Defines the number and size of columns in a frameset F
rows pixels
Defines the number and size of rows in a frameset F

Standard Attributes

Only allowed in XHTML 1.0 Frameset DTD!!

id, class, title, style

For a full description, go to Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes


Try-It-Yourself Demos

Horizontal frameset
How to make a horizontal frameset with three different documents.

Mixed frameset
How to make a frameset with three documents, and how to mix them in rows and columns.

How to use the <noframes> tag
How to use the <noframes> tag.

Frameset with noresize="noresize"
How to use the "noresize" attribute. The frames are not resizable. Move the mouse over the borders between the frames and notice that you can not move the borders.

Navigation frame
How to make a navigation frame. The navigation frame contains a list of links with the second frame as the target. The file called "tryhtml_contents.htm" contains three links. The source code of the links:
<a href ="frame_a.htm" target ="showframe">Frame a</a><br>
<a href ="frame_b.htm" target ="showframe">Frame b</a><br>
<a href ="frame_c.htm" target ="showframe">Frame c</a>
The second frame will show the linked document.

Jump to a specified section within a frame
This example demonstrates two frames. One of the frames has a source to a specified section in a file. The specified section is made with <a name="C10"> in the "link.htm" file.

Jump to a specified section with frame navigation
This example demonstrates two frames. The navigation frame (content.htm) to the left contains a list of links with the second frame (link.htm) as a target. The second frame shows the linked document. One of the links in the navigation frame is linked to a specified section in the target file. The HTML code in the file "content.htm" looks like this: <a href ="link.htm" target ="showframe">Link without Anchor</a><br><a href ="link.htm#C10" target ="showframe">Link with Anchor</a>.

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