HTML <frameset> Tag Not Supported in HTML5

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Description

The <frameset> tag defines a collection of frames or other framesets.

The following table summarizes the usages context and the version history of this tag.

Placement: Block
Content: <frameset>, <frame>, <noframes>
Start/End Tag: Start tag: required, End tag: required
Version: HTML 4 and 4.01 (frameset)
 

Warning:Do not use this tag since it is a non-standard tag. This tag has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Use HTML <iframe>, instead.


Syntax

The basic syntax of the <frameset> tag is given with:

HTML / XHTML: <frameset cols="[ number | percentage | * ] ,..." rows="[ number | percentage | * ] ,..."> ... </frameset>

The example below shows the <frameset> tag in action.

  • <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN"
        "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
  • <html>
  • <head>
  •     <title>This is a frameset document.</title>
  • </head>
  • <frameset>
  •     <frame src="sample-a.html" name="frame-a">
  •     <frame src="sample-b.html" name="frame-b">
  • </frameset>
  • </html>

Tag-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <frameset> tag.

Attribute Value Description
cols pixels
%
*
Specifies the layout of horizontal frames. It is a comma-separated list of pixels, percentages, and relative lengths. The default value is 100%, meaning one row.
rows pixels
%
*
Specifies the layout of vertical frames. It is a comma-separated list of pixels, percentages, and relative lengths. The default value is 100%, meaning one column.

Browser Compatibility

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

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Basic Support—

  • Firefox 1+
  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Internet Explorer 3+
  • Apple Safari 1+
  • Opera 4+

Further Reading

See tutorial on: HTML Iframes.

Related tags: <frame>, <iframe>.

 
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