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removal of frame / frameset - how will user resizeable panes be supported?

From: Jeff Armstrong <w3html5@aquabolt.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 19:31:48 +0000
Message-ID: <47D046A4.4050603@aquabolt.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org


With reference to: http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-diff-20080122/

 > The following elements are not in HTML 5 because their usage affected 
 > usability and accessibility for the end user in a negative way:
 >   * frame
 >   * frameset
 >   * noframes

Please provide an indication / recomendation on how pages with user 
resizeable frames (panes) would be supported in HTML5.

Imagine a simple page with two frames; one pane contains an index or 
table-of-contents, the other is updated with detailed content by 
clicking on links in the index.

A user is able to resize the detailed pane to their monitor / 
preferences to balance the visual size of the index vs the size of the 
associated detailed content.

Recommendations on how this would be handled in HTML5 would be much 


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