Re: Netscape and <FRAMESET>

Peter Flynn (pflynn@curia.ucc.ie)
30 Nov 1996 13:14:59 +0000 (GMT)


Date: 30 Nov 1996 13:14:59 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Subject: RE: Netscape and <FRAMESET>
In-reply-to: <UPMAIL09.199611300553500268@msn.com> (message from Walter Torres
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199611301314.NAA02294@curia.ucc.ie>

Someone wrote:
   | Is there a Netscape rep here who can tell me what formula to use
   | to figure out what height and width a frame will be relative to
   | the number I specify?  So, dear Netscape rep, please tell me the
   | formula so I can get the correct combination of spec'd frame size
   | and window size to achieve a particular desired height *without*
   | so much trial and error.

Walter replied:
   There is one problem, at least in MSIE, the border is/could be OS
   dependant, and its size may never easily map into something usable... 
   HTML wasn't meant for perfect placing of items...

Not only that, but anyone who uses pixels as the basis for frames has
probably forgotten that the rest of the world does not necessarily
have the same equipment configuration as they do (that's about as
polite as I'll make it :-)

Use % not pixels.

   Oh, how I miss my Macintosh! :)

Unfortunately, the biggest offenders are probably Mac users whose
wonderful systems have deluded them into thinking everyone else has
one as well :-)

///Peter