Tables and frames

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Briefly compare and contrast tables and frames. Include advantages and disadvantages of each method.
Question by:ksfok
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    I would go with neither tables nor frames.

    You should look into CSS layouts.

    To address the question, however, I would choose tables over frames.  Search engines have trouble indexing sites with frames, and they are additionally difficult to use, especially if you want to send someone a link to a specific page.

    Tables avoid this problem, but have many of their own, including many accessabillity problems that could be reduced by using CSS layouts with nicer underlying code.

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