W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > April to June 2005

Re: frames and no frames content

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 12:10:02 +0930
Message-ID: <428BFC82.9020807@kbc.net.au>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

David Woolley wrote:
> I can't, off the top of my head, think of cases where frames are 
> unavoidable, and that seems to be borne out by the fact that most
> major portals ceased using them several years ago.  If this argument
> were acceptable here it could be used to undermine almost every
> accessibility guideline.

I agree.

All situations where I would have used frames in the "bad old days" are 
situations which I would now handle with a single document, CSS and 
possibly the inclusion of a menu template for navigation.

In the somewhat specialised environments (kiosks) where I have had to 
have a "back to original site" navigation item in a frame (where the 
'back' control cannot be used), I will now have the server fetch the 
page in question and insert a div with the return link before passing it 
to the user.

-- 
Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
http://www.kbc.net.au
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 02:40:12 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:14:21 GMT