problems with frames

Dataweaver (traveler@io.com)
Wed, 21 May 1997 14:30:19 +0007


Message-Id: <199705212150.QAA05742@mx2.io.com>
From: "Dataweaver" <traveler@io.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 14:30:19 +0007
Subject: problems with frames

I would like to suggest a few improvements on frame implementation:

1. It would be useful to have a TARGET attribute in a FRAME tag; the effect 
   would be similar to having a <BASE TARGET=url> in every html document loaded 
   into that frame.  

2. I would like to see a method of overriding the initial frame contents in the 
   URL; as an example:

   <!-- frameset.html -->
   <HTML><HEAD></HEAD>
   <FRAMESET>
      <FRAME NAME="frame1" SRC="src1.html">
      <FRAME NAME="frame2" SRC="src2.html">
   </FRAMESET>
   </HTML>

So I could view the document as-is using:

   frameset.html

Or I could load the frame with src3.html loaded into frame2 using something 
along the lines of:

   frameset.html##frame2=src3.html

Or I could load src3.html into frame2 and src4.html into frame1:

   frameset.html##frame1=src4.html&frame2=src3.html

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On a somewhat-related note, I'd suggest allowing simple arithmetic (addition 
and subtraction would probably suffice) in WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes; for 
example,

   WIDTH=100%-50

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