Ok, now that we have learned a bit about framing let's go back to something simple and we'll tear into linking between frames.

<FRAMESET COLS="33%,67%">
  <FRAME SRC="beth.html">
  <FRAME SRC="terri.html">
</FRAMESET>

VIEW IT


What we're going to do is add a link from beth.html to shannon.html. So open beth.html with Notepad and add the following...

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>My Framz Page</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
Beth
<P>You have to visit my friend Shannon.
</BODY>
</HTML>

Then add the link, and save it.

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>My Framz Page</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
Beth
<P>You have to visit my friend <A HREF="shannon.html">Shannon</A>.
</BODY>
</HTML>

Now try it.

<FRAMESET COLS="33%,67%">
  <FRAME SRC="beth.html">
  <FRAME SRC="terri.html">
</FRAMESET>

VIEW IT


If you click on that link you'll see Shannon's page load into Beth's window. I know, I know... you're not impressed. You want to click on a link in Beth's window and have it load into Terri's window. Well, that's a little more work.

What you have to do is NAME the <FRAME> in your master page. So go ahead and give that second frame a name.

<FRAMESET COLS="33%,67%">
  <FRAME SRC="beth.html">
  <FRAME SRC="terri.html" NAME="WINDOW-1">
</FRAMESET>
Note - <FRAME> NAMEs must begin with an alpha-numeric character (abc123 etc). All other window names will be ignored. (An exception is to begin the frame name with the underscore _   Its use is explained a little later.)

Next we have to add a little something to that link in Beth's page, so open beth.html again (with Notepad) and add a TARGET.

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>My Framz Page</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
Beth
<P>You have to visit my friend <A HREF="shannon.html" TARGET="WINDOW-1">Shannon</A>
</BODY>
</HTML>

This will cause the link to load into the frame named WINDOW-1.

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