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HTML <frame> longdesc Attribute

HTML frame Tag Reference HTML <frame> tag

Example

The longdesc attribute points to a page with a long description of the content of a frame:

<frameset cols="50%,50%">
  <frame src="frame_a.htm" longdesc="w3s.txt">
  <frame src="frame_b.htm">
</frameset>

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Browser Support

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The longdesc attribute is not supported by any of the major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The <frame> tag is not supported in HTML5.

The longdesc attribute specifies a URL to a page that contains a long description of the content of a frame.

Tip: The longdesc attribute is so poorly supported that it should not be used. To offer a long description of a frame (if necessary), simply create a link (that is visible to anyone) to a page with the description.


Syntax

<frame longdesc="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL A URL to a page that describes the content of a frame.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like longdesc="http://www.example.com/description.txt")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like longdesc="description.txt")


HTML frame Tag Reference HTML <frame> tag

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