Frame Border/Spacing Test: Main Frame

Updated: March 6, 2003

The following test was born out of pure frustration from trying to eliminate the extra spacing between frames while still using valid markup. Conclusion: not possible. At least not for now. No recommendations are made through this test other than for my own work and to my own clients. Thoughts and commentary are all included in a relevant log entry created on March 4, 2003: SWF seeking VWM.

Amount of space (in pixels) existing between frames with the following attributes applied to the frameset element.
  no attributes load frameset frameborder="0" load frameset framespacing="0" load frameset frameborder="0"
framespacing="0" load frameset
border="0" load frameset
Mac
Camino .7 6 px none 6 px none none
IE 5.2 6 px → 2 px → 4 px none 6 px
Netscape 7 6 px none 6 px none none
OmniWeb 4.1 6 px 6 px 6 px 6 px none
Opera 6 2 px 2 px 2 px 2 px none
Safari v.60 4 px none 4 px none none
Win
IE 5.0/5.5 2 px 2 px none none none
IE 6 2 px 2 px none none none
Mozilla 1.2 6 px none 6 px none none
Netscape 4.08 6 px 6 px 6 px 6 px none
Netscape 6/7 6 px none 6 px none none
Opera 7 2 px 2 px none none none
Phoenix .5 6 px none 6 px none none