Frames and iframes count towards the cookies and speed of the parent page. So if a webpage relies on a slow iframe, for example, the Speed test will detect that.
- Most common iframes – such as Facebook plugins – will not have their content tested, as their URL is outside of the current website.
- Websites which use frames for content will be tested but those frames will count as separate pages.
- The use of 3rd party iframes can impact your speed and cookie usage.
Consider a website with two files:
<html> <body> <h1>This is a demo</h1> <iframe src="iframe.html"></iframe> </body> </html>
<html> <body> <h1>This is an iframe</h1> </body> </html>
Silktide will download the first page (
index.html) and consider it linking to the second page (
iframe.html). Both pages will be fully tested, but they will count as two separate pages. The speed results for
index.html will include the time taken to load