A frame set is a way of dividing a browser screen into various working areas, with separate web pages displayed in each frame. Each frame is usually given a name, the Target Frame name.
So, you could have a frame set of two frames, a small frame called "Contents" on the left, and a main frame called "Main".
By default, when the Display Page button in Hi HelpIndex is pressed, the selected page is displayed in the same frame, ie the Hi HelpIndex page is replaced by the chosen page. This is useful in most circumstances.
However, if you run Hi HelpIndex in the "Contents" frame then you will usually want to display pages in the "Main" frame. The best way to achieve this is to specify "Main" as the target parameter to Hi HelpIndex. You would normally set this parameter using our new web page wizard in the Index and Language Files page.
If you set a Base URL target frame name, then this overrides the
target parameter for each URL that uses this Base URL.
Similarly, if you set a target frame name for a URL, then this overrides both the target parameter and the Base URL target frame name.
Finally, if you give a target frame name for an Index keywords then this overrides all of the above.
If you specify a frame name that does not exist, then the browser usually opens new window with your given frame name.
|_self||The current frame|
|_parent||The parent frame, when working in nested frame sets.|
|_top||The top most frame, ie the complete window of the current browser|
|_blank||Open a new browser window, with no name|
Of these, the most common ones to use are
For example, use
_top for off-site links,
where you want the new page to fill the whole browser window.