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What is Iframe?

Definition – What does Iframe mean?

Iframe or Inline Frame is an HTML element that allows one HTML document to be embedded within another HTML document. Unlike traditional frames that were used to create the structure of a webpage, iframes can be inserted anywhere within the webpage layout. The element can be used in a variety of ways in order to enhance the user website experience such as displaying advertising content and comparing multiple documents.

Glossary Web explains Iframe

An Iframe may contain another HTML document or even a complete website within the same browser window. In addition, to have an independent scrollbar, the element can serve as a link target to print and contains viewable code. It enables web programmers to easily change frame content via the utilization of client-side scripting without requiring the website to be reloaded that enable for interactive web applications.

In 2008, hacker distributed harmful Iframe stuff within the search engine results, and the numbers of well-known websites were victimized. When such as Iframe attack occurs, hacker embeds Iframe within the highly-trafficked websites in order to redirect maximum users to a website that contain malicious content, which is automatically downloaded when the website is accessed.

Martin Adler

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