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When a user who isn't using a frames-compatible browser navigates to the frameset,
she'll see the page that's similar to the one shown in Figure 17.16.
FIGURE 17.16
This page appears
when users view
the frameset with
a browser that
isn't frames-
Magic target Names
Now that you've learned what the target attribute does in a frameset, you should know
you can apply some special target names to a frameset.
You can assign four special values to a target attribute, two of which ( _blank and self )
you've already encountered. Netscape called these values magic target names . They're
case-sensitive. If you enter a magic target name in anything other than lowercase, the
link will attempt to display the document in a window with that name, creating a new
window if necessary. Table 17.2 lists the magic target names and describes their use.
TABLE 17.2
Magic target Names
target Name
Forces the document referenced by the <a> tag to be loaded
into a new unnamed window.
Causes the document referenced by the <a> tag to be loaded
into the window or frame that held the <a> tag. This can be
useful if the <base> tag sets the target to another frame but a
specific link needs to load in the current frame.
Forces the link to load into the <frameset> parent of the cur-
rent document. If the current document has no parent, how-
ever, target=“_self” will be used.
Forces the link to load into the full web browser window, replac-
ing the current <frameset> entirely. If the current document is
already at the top, however, target=“_self” will be used. More
often than not, when you create links to other sites on the
Web, you don't want them to open within your frameset. Adding
target=“_top” to the link will prevent this from occurring.
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