Re: Frames - does anyone like them?

marc@ckm.ucsf.edu
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 07:51:57 -0700


From: marc@ckm.ucsf.edu
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 07:51:57 -0700
Message-Id: <199608221451.HAA15607@pele.ckm.ucsf.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Frames - does anyone like them?

FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com wrote:
|Just like any other specification language feature (and markup specification 
|languages share a lot with programming languages here), frames can be 
|misused.  

I'd go one step further and say that about all you *can* do with frames as
specified is misuse them.  While the need for scrolling regions within (and
outside of) an HTML doc is obvious, that doesn't obviate the shortcomings
of NS frames.  When it comes to integrating browser-side object state, focus 
policy and navigation idioms in a manner approaching consistency, frames fail
dismally.

The first cut of frames is yet another casualty of the rush to be first-to-
market for product differentiation regardless of how using those features 
impacts users' data.

-marc
Is the feature gap going to be the missile gap of the 90's?