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I have just put a page up that is using frames.  I was sure that I understood how they worked until I used the left frame named "director.htm" (a directory) to return to the home page.  When I clicked on it the home page came in that small rectangular frame (only 20% of the screen) and my intentions were for it to remove me from the page with frames and return me to the home page.  Where have I made the mistake?  When explaining this please give an example.  The directory frame is named "director.htm" the other 80% or so it called "html.htm" and the html page that has the Frameset tags is named "multimed.htm".  Thank you for any and all assistance.


Michael Sturgeon
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jshamlinCommented:
When you're in frames, clicking a link will load that document in the present frame unless you also specify a TARGET in the HREF tag, thus:

<A HREF="page_to_load.html" TARGET="Frame_to_load_it_in">text</A>

You TARGET frames by their name (when you made the FRAMESET, each FRAME has a NAME attribute in addition to the SRC for its content)

If you want something to load in the entire browser window (losing the frameset), use TARGET="_top" in the HREF tag.

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