What are the differences between Div and IFrame?

Goliathstwin

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My HTML skills are being improved day by day by I am learning it recent weeks, just a thing making me stuck is distinguish the differences between Div and IFrame when using it in html file? when should I use Div and IFrame? Can any one explain me?
 

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a div is just a block which you can fill with stuff like p tags or images.
an iframe is something thats loaded on a different server but displays on your page.

like for example you want to show a google maps thing on your page, you use an iframe so you get the information from googles server.
iframes are really cool, you will likelly use them a lot. :)
 
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Let me give you a developers explanation of the difference between a DIV and an iFrame.

When we place a DIV (division) in an HTML document it is meant to be used as a container for HTML elements. A DIV resides in the same window as the body element. It is normally used to separate content for placement and styling. It is not unusual to have div elements nested inside other div elements to allow for very specific styling and browser window placement. Div elements are block level elements in HTML.

An iFrame is meant to load information into your browser window from another sites pages. For instance incorporating a Google Map into the browser window of your site would normally be placed in an iFrame. An iFrame will act as a child element to the main page it resides on. iFrames are inline elements in HTML.

I hope this helps explain the difference between the two elements.
 

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A div and an iframe no matter what the position type of the div is not equivalent. An iframe has an src attribute that lets it load external or other internal HTML pages within your current page. You cannot do this with a div by itself.

There are ways around this, however, it sounds like your just showing a modal popup. In which case you should use a div. Unless you have a need to load external HTML an iframe is not the answer.
 

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with iframe you can embed websites or html pages
with div you can use only codes
 

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<div> and <iframe> are both HTML elements, but they are used for different purposes.
A <div> element is a container for HTML elements, which can be used to group elements together and apply styles to them. A <div> is a block-level element, which means that it takes up the full width of its parent container and creates a new line after it. It can be used to create a layout structure for a webpage.
An <iframe> element, on the other hand, is used to embed another HTML document within the current document. It is used to embed external content, such as a video, a map, or another webpage, within the current webpage. An <iframe> is an inline element, which means that it only takes up as much width as its content needs and does not create a new line after it.
In summary, a <div> is used for layout and structure, while an <iframe> is used to embed external content.
 

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A div is a container element in HTML that is used to group other HTML elements together, while an iframe is an HTML element that allows you to embed another HTML document within the current HTML document.

One key difference between the two is that a div does not have its own separate document, while an iframe does. This means that elements within an iframe are not directly affected by the styles and layout of the parent document, while elements within a div are. Additionally, an iframe can be used to load content from a different website, while a div can only contain content within the same website.

Another key difference is that iframes can be used to embed another website inside a webpage and can also be used to embed videos, PDFs, maps, etc. DIVs are used to group elements and apply CSS styles to them.

Finally, iframes have a performance impact on the site as they load content from another website which might have different performance characteristics.
 
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