Web Page with Frames Is Not Displayed Properly in Internet Explorer

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SYMPTOMS

When you are using Internet Explorer to view a Web page, a blank page may be displayed instead of a defined set of frames. If you right-click an empty area of the Web page and then click View Source, or if you right-click an empty area of the Web page, click Properties, and then click Analyze, you may receive the following message:
This document might not display properly because there is a FRAMESET within the BODY of the document. The page author can resolve this problem by
  1. Removing the BODY tag.
  2. Insuring that there is no additional HTML code between the HEAD of the document and the FRAMESET.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs if the author of the Web page has mistakenly located the <FRAMESET> tag after the <BODY> tag in the main or "framing" Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) document.

RESOLUTION

Contact the Web page author (or the administrator of the Web server) and request all <FRAMESET> tags and their underlying instructions be moved so that they precede any <BODY> tags.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

The framing HTML document defines the frame regions to be displayed in the browser and the documents or objects that initially appear in the frames.

For information about the HTML syntax for frames, see the following Web site:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-frames-970331

Properties

Article ID: 169522 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
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