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Re: Keep Framesets in the Standards

From: Dosuchin <gohankid77@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 15:19:46 -0600
Message-ID: <72ab364a04112113196f1ec67c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Corl <corl@earthlink.net>
Cc: w3c <www-html-editor@w3.org>

It is true that frames have a poor reputation because of how user
agents implemented them, but there has been a recent discussion about
the use of includes versus XFrames being implemented in XHTML2 [1]. In
this way, the problems of frames would be eliminated because the
includes would be a part of the content itself. This would still keep
the content separate from the presentation.
Simply put, frames are a bad idea in many cases. User agents implement
them properly, but the problem lies in the design of frames. Frames
are designed to separate one page from another. Includes are designed
to contain one page within the content of another, not separate them.
This is why server-side includes have gained popularity.

[1] - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2004Nov/0069.html
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