HTML <frame> Tag. Not Supported in HTML5.

Example

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">
</frameset> 
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Definition and Usage

The <frame> tag is not supported in HTML5.

The <frame> tag defines one particular window (frame) within a <frameset>.

Each <frame> in a <frameset> can have different attributes, such as border, scrolling, the ability to resize, etc.

Note : If you want to validate a page containing frames, be sure the <!DOCTYPE> is set to either "HTML Frameset DTD" or "XHTML Frameset DTD".


Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<frame> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <frame> tag is not supported in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML, the <frame> tag has no end tag. In XHTML, the <frame> tag must be properly closed.


Optional Attributes

Attribute Value Description
frameborder 0
1
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies whether or not to display a border around a frame
longdesc URL Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies a page that contains a long description of the content of a frame
marginheight pixels Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the top and bottom margins of a frame
marginwidth pixels Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the left and right margins of a frame
name text Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the name of a frame
noresize noresize Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies that a frame is not resizable
scrolling yes
no
auto
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies whether or not to display scrollbars in a frame
src URL Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the URL of the document to show in a frame