Decomposition of Framed Windows Into a Multiple Document Interface
Original Publication Date: 2003-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Dec-31
Frames are not always the favored display methodology of users. Frames impose many constraints on how a document is displayed that may be functionally superior in the mind of the layout's architect, however, may not serve the purpose of each particular user. Many websites, for example, offer framed and non-framed versions of their site. This disclosure seeks to supply a mechanism that obsoletes the double work of supplying non-framed versions as well as provide more flexibility to the user in the way they are presented information through introducing slight functionality enhancements at the web browser level. By allowing users to "detach" individual frames, the user can individually size, move, focus, etc. each removed section as its own full-fledged window, providing a large layout flexibility benefit to framed window approaches.