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Re: Frames [was RE: Development WAI activitiess

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 17:14:43 +1100 (EST)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980304170937.11898I-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Following Scott's comments below...

An alternative is pretty simple to imagine. When I write a frame-based 
website, I try to ensure that it can be navigated completely and 
logically by a noframes browser. Mostly this involves putting the 
required links into the main frame, which can then be used as the start 
page on its own. A contents frame can also be used in this way, so long 
as each page provides a link back to it.

does this work for people? My interest is to provide, where possible, 
systems which work with what people already have, rather than locking 
them into a constant hardware/software upgrade cycle - I fell out of that 
cycle several years ago for economic reasons. Without work-based access I 
probably could not afford anything more than Lynx-speed connection.


On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Scott Luebking wrote:

> SL::
> When my browser encounters a frameset, it displays a menu with information
> about each frame.  The user can then choose from the menu which frame to view.
> The browser then displays just the one frame.  They can always bring up the
> menu to choose a different frame.
> In the example you gave, suppose there are three frame areas.  The first
> frame area shows some decorative picture.  The second shows an index frame
> while the third shows big frames of text.  If the user is viewing
> an index frame in the second area and selects a link which changes the frame
> in the third area, my browser will switch to displaying the new frame
> in the frame third area.
> Scott
Received on Wednesday, 4 March 1998 01:32:02 UTC

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