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RE: frames and no frames content

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 10:10:46 -0400
To: "'Antony Tennant'" <antonytennant@yahoo.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005d01c55bb3$64484a60$6601a8c0@bosshog>

Antony Tennant wrote:
> I would like to canvass opinions on the requirement and use of
> noframes content. I have searched the archives but couldn't find any
> specific details.  
> If a section of a site (e.g an form, calculator etc) requires the use
> of frames due to the way it has been built, I understand the
> available markup to make the frameset meet W3C guidelines and that
> noframes content should included.   
> My question is: where frames are unavoidable due to technologies
> used, infrastructure etc, is it acceptable that the noframes content
> is merely an explanation that frames is required. Checking the W3C
> guidelines it merely states to use noframes content but doesnt
> indicate if this must be a version of the same content/functionality
> that doesnt rely on frames.     

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Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:19:38 UTC

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