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Re: Status of Iframe in XHTML 1.1

From: John Whelan <whelan@itp.unibe.ch>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 23:32:53 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-id: <200001122232.XAA04622@itp4.unibe.ch>
> For now, you can put the iframed content in a DIV and use CSS to
> set the box size and margins, and add a scrollbar.

Given that the contents of an iframe are a separate document, I was
going to offer that it would make more sense to accomplish this with
<object type="text/html"> but I see now from
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/changes.html that object is unsupported
in XHTML 1.1.  Why is that, since applet, which was deprecated in
HTML4, has been carried through unchanged?  For that matter, XHTML 1.1
seems to be backtracking from some of the philosophical changes made
in HMTL4 (sorry I didn't RTFM before this, but despite having been
subscribed to this list and endured endless ranting about a "tag soup
spec", I was totally unaware that there was an XHTML 1.1), e.g., the
removal of the lang attribute.  Would someone care to elaborate on
some of the logic here?

And can anyone describe a replacement for a functional use of frames
using XHTML 1.1 and CSS, especially given the lack of an object
element?
					John T. Whelan
					whelan@iname.com
					http://www.slack.net/~whelan/
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2000 17:32:57 GMT

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