Use of core attributes for frames

Rick Darnell (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 11:15:10 -0600

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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 11:15:10 -0600
From: Rick Darnell <>
Subject: Use of core attributes for frames

After reviewing the DTD for inline frames, I noticed that the core
attributes (id, class, style, title) were not included. With virtually
every other block element supporting the core attributes and the
deprecation of appearance attributes, will inline frames remain officially
inaccessible with CSS, or was this an oversight in the DTD?

<!ELEMENT IFRAME - - %block>
  name        CDATA      #IMPLIED  -- name of frame for targetting --
  src         %URL       #IMPLIED  -- source of frame content --
  frameborder (1|0)      1         -- request frame borders? --
  marginwidth %Pixels    #IMPLIED  -- margin widths in pixels --
  marginheight %Pixels   #IMPLIED  -- margin height in pixels --
  scrolling (yes|no|auto) auto     -- scrollbar or none --
  align       %IAlign    #IMPLIED  -- vertical or horizontal alignment --
  height      %Length    #IMPLIED  -- suggested height --
  width       %Length    #IMPLIED  -- suggested width --

Thanks for any light you can shed on this.

/s/Rick Darnell
Missoula, MT