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Re: [xframes] #frames

From: Sjoerd Visscher <sjoerd@w3future.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 00:27:46 +0200
Message-ID: <43518262.7040604@w3future.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "www-html-editor@w3.org" <www-html-editor@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> Dear HTML WG,
> 
> Can the new 'xframes-URI-reference' be extended in such a way that it is 
> applicable to existing markup as well? The ability to tell what should 
> be loaded inside "frames" is by far the most useful feature of this new 
> draft and it could solve a lot of problems that exist on today's web if 
> it is made applicable to non-XFrames documents as well. For example, to 
> an OBJECT element in a text/html document or an IFRAME element. Or 
> xhtml:frame.

I very much agree. The spec should also state that it is based on the 
XPointer Framework [1], and that "frames" is a pointer part that never 
identifies a subresource.

By the way, the same idea as #frames() can be used for forms. See [2] 
for a (somewhat old) example.

Greetings,
Sjoerd

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-framework/
[2] 
http://w3future.com/html/xmlrpcdebugger.html#form(url=http://w3future.com/tools/RPC/,methodName=validator1.countTheEntities,args='%3Ctest%3E')

-- 
Sjoerd Visscher
http://w3future.com/weblog/
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