Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments re: inclusion of frames (fwd)

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 22:32:51 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19970910223251.008d1de0@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 22:32:51 -0400
To: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <l03110704b03d12ff82c9@[192.168.1.117]>
Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: comments re: inclusion of frames (fwd)

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At 10:24 PM 10/09/97 -0500, Jordan Reiter wrote:
>I think that it's great that
>we have a medium which can have a visual potential (whether through the 
use
>of elements or through style sheets) because it provides "artists" like 
me
>a chance to express myself in a whole new interactive way.  I don't deny
>the importance of having web pages that anyone can read through, 
regardless
>of visual impairment or browser application.  However, it annoys me when
>people start gettting on a harangue about having anything but the bare
>essentials.

It's not about the "bare essentials"; it's about doing things right the 
first time.  IMG was not the best way to include images, FONT was not the 
best way to specify font styles, and FRAMESET is not the best way to 
associate different HTML documents.  When I look at how long we've 
suffered with inadequate solutions like IMG and FONT, I think about what 
inadequacies we'll be suffering with years down the road.  I hope that 
FRAMESET won't be one of them.

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