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WD-frames draft: the NAME attribute

From: Karl-Johan Noren <k-j-nore@dsv.su.se>
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 16:51:16 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199705021451.QAA01797@dredd.swip.net>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
One simple and easy way to make usage of frames easier and
more consistent (as they are currently proposed) is to allow the
NAME attribute not only to indivudual frames but to FRAMESETs
as well.

This will remedy the problem that it is not possible to refer to two
adjoining frames at once without referring to another document
containing a frameset loading the individual frames.

Ie, instead of using the following construct with two documents:

[index.html]
<FRAMESET ROWS="*,*">
  <FRAME NAME=UP SRC=up.html>
  <FRAME NAME=DOWN SRC=down.html>
</FRAMESET>

[up.html]
<FRAMESET COLS="*,*">
  <FRAME NAME=LEFT SRC=left.html>
  <FRAME NAME=RIGHT src=right.html>
</FRAMESET>

could the following singledocument structure be used:
<FRAMESET ROWS="*,*">
  <FRAMESET NAME=up COLS="*,*">
    <FRAME NAME=LEFT SRC=left.html>
    <FRAME NAME=RIGHT src=right.html>
  </FRAMESET>
  <FRAME NAME=DOWN SRC=down.html>
</FRAMESET>

Sincerely
Karl-Johan Norén
k-j-nore@dsv.su.se
Received on Friday, 2 May 1997 10:51:29 GMT

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