Html frame question

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    Hi,

    I am studying the differences between FRAME and IFRAME of Html. I read up a coupld of documents but still not clear, including W3C ones. I think the major differences is,

    - page contains regular FRAME and FRAMESET can not contain real content, but only FRAME/FRAMESET;

    - page contains IFRAME could contain regular content (in body element), and IFRAME just embed content in place;

    - both FRAME and IFRAME could refer to pages on local server and pages on other servers (e.g. embed some ADs).

    My understanding correct? If I missed key points of the differences, please let me know.

    Thanks!

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    A frameset page can contain regular content in the NOFRAME element (or something like that). IFRAME pretty much must coexist with regular content.
    Other than those two minor points, you've got it.
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    CB, I think NOFRAME element is only used when browser is not supporting frame feature. Normally we should use frameset and frame, is that correct understanding?

    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    A frameset page can contain regular content in the NOFRAME element (or something like that). IFRAME pretty much must coexist with regular content.
    Other than those two minor points, you've got it.

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    You shouldn't use framesets at all, actually. They're an antiquated feature that, among other things, breaks bookmarking.
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    CB, you are hiding the issue, not answering! :-)

    For the noframe, here is what W3C said,

    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/pres....html#h-16.4.1

    "The NOFRAMES element specifies content that should be displayed only by user agents that do not support frames or are configured not to display frames." So as I said, NOFRAME is only used in the cause without using frame, can not be used with frameset to display with frames to supply additional content.

    BTW: why do you think frameset is not popular? What is your suggestion? Using iframe?

    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    You shouldn't use framesets at all, actually. They're an antiquated feature that, among other things, breaks bookmarking.

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