Netscape and <FRAMESET>

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:56:47 -0800


Message-Id: <199611122157.NAA08337@hungary.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "HTML" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Netscape and <FRAMESET>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:56:47 -0800

Is there a Netscape rep here who can tell me what formula to use to
figure out what height and width a frame will be relative to the number
I specify?

For example, given this frameset,

	<FRAMESET ROWS="50px,*" FRAMEBORDER=0 FRAMESPACING=0>
	        <FRAME SRC="frametest1.html">
	        <FRAME SRC="frametest1.html">
	</FRAMESET>

the top frame measures 42 pixels high, not 50. So I increase the value
incrementally, and here's what happens:

value     actual height
~~~~~     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  52           42
  53           48
  57           48
  58           54

Just when I figure it's impossible to get a 50-pixel-high frame I start
resizing the browser window and -- soooo cool! -- the frame height gets
animated! If get the browser window to just the right height, the frame
height (when spec'd at 58 pixels) is really 50 pixels high and my
graphic just fits!

A similar effect occurs with vertical frames, only then the frame width
varies with window width. If the change in frame size bore any
relationship to the change in window size (it doesn't), this might
almost be logical!

So, dear Netscape rep, please tell me the formula so I can get the
correct combination of spec'd frame size and window size to achieve a
particular desired height *without* so much trial and error.

David Perrell

PS: I know this must be a feature and not a bug, as I reported it back
at version 2.01.