<frame> tag in HTML

The <frame> tag is used to create frames for the content of a web page in each cell within a <frameset> tag.

Example of <frame> tag

The cols attribute is used to define the number and size of vertical columns the <frameset> will contain and the rows attribute is used to define the number and size of horizontal rows the <frameset> will contain.

Problems with <frame>

  • The <frame> tag is not supported in HTML5.
  • Different resolution of screen can have different effects.
  • Browser back button may behave uncreatively.

<frame> Tag Browser Support

The <frame> tag maybe sometimes behave different with different browsers:

Element Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera
<frame> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


All listed <frame> attributes are not supported in HTML5:

Attribute Value Description
name text Defines the name of a frame
noresize noresize Defines that a frame is not resizable
src URL Defines the URL of the document to show in a frame
Pixels Defines the top, bottom, left, and right margins of a frame
scrolling yes
Defines whether or not to display scrollbars in a frame
frameborder 0
Defines whether or not to display a border around a frame

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