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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Creating Web Pages by Todd Stauffer

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Chapter 12. Creating Sites with HTML Frames

For a long time, Web authors wanted to display many similar documents via their Web sites, offering common controls (in the form of hyperlinks or imagemaps) that quickly allowed the viewer to move through the pages.

Using the standard approach of individual Web pages, you would be forced to replicate these links or controls on every page. With the advent of the HTML Frames specification, however, it was possible to split the browser window to allow more than one Web page to appear at a time. Suddenly, with the ability to split the window into frames, Web authors had a whole different option for designing their sites. This continues into the XHTML standard. Frames aren’t always recommended, however, as ...

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