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BUG: Page with Absolute Positioned IFRAME That Contains Frameset Displays Unnecessary Vertical Scroll Bar

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This article was previously published under Q317889

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When a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) page displays an absolute positioned IFRAME that contains a frameset, the HTML page displays vertical scroll bars that are unnecessary.

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To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Remove the absolute positioning attribute, which appears in the code as follows:
  2. Put the IFRAME inside a <div> tag and attach the absolute positioning style attribute to the <div> tag as follows:
    <div style="POSITION: absolute;"><IFRAME width="50%" height="50%"  SRC="iframe.htm"></IFRAME></div> 

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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More information

Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Create a new HTML file named Main.htm, and then add the following code to this file:
    <BODY bgcolor=lightgreen>
    <IFRAME width="50%" height="50%"  SRC="iframe.htm" style="POSITION: absolute;"></IFRAME>
  3. Save Main.htm.
  4. In Notepad, create a new HTML file named Iframe.htm, and then add the following code to this file:
    <frame src="about:blank.htm">
  5. Save Iframe.htm.
  6. Open Internet Explorer, and then browse to the Main.htm page. Notice that Internet Explorer displays a vertical scroll bar for the page.

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For more information about developing Web-based solutions for Microsoft Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

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Keywords: KB317889, kbpending, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 317889
Revision : 3
Created on : 5/11/2006
Published on : 5/11/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 378