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Keep Framesets in the Standards

From: Corl <corl@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 12:10:17 -0800
To: "Corl" <corl@earthlink.net>
Message-ID: <E1CVy2T-0000Us-An@frink.w3.org>
Hi, I read that XHTML 1.1 and 2.0 do not support framesets! How can I
request that this oversight be addressed? Just as CSS helps separate style
from content, framesets further help separate redundant navigation from
content. This separation provides a lot of development flexibility, and
lightens the networks load. Plus, it is my experience based on testing that
they are in keeping with the spirit of the web standards. I've tested my
framesets with the accessibility reader JAWS and they work perfectly.


Frames have a bad reputation because of the funky ways that people have used
them, but you wouldn't take away good developers tools just because other
people used the same tools to make something funky. Framesets used properly
are a great tool, and have none of the problems that poor implementation has
given them an unjustified reputation for. 


I'm not asking that the frameset standards be improved on in any way,
thought I have suggestions. I'm just asking that they be kept in the
standards, so that all the browsers will continue to support them for
developers like me who know how to use them properly. 



Corl DeLuna


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