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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>

Try it Yourself »

More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


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
<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


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

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.

Frameset with noresize="noresize"
How to use the "noresize" attribute. The border between frame A and B is not resizable.



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