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Re: target attribute.

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 01:35:51 PDT
Message-ID: <19980507083552.17033.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org, lehors@w3.org
>CSS positioning is indeed not sufficient to fully replace frames.
>However, with CSS positioning and compound documents (using OBJECT) we
>are pretty close to it! For sure, 
>using this many documents using frames today can easily be converted to
>non frame based documents. The only thing which is really missing in
>this picture is the target mechanism. But as others pointed out it has
>drawbacks too (especially pb with bookmarks), so I'm not sure I'd like
>to see it being carried along.
>Arnaud Le Hors - W3C, User Interface Domain - www.w3.org/People/Arnaud

It has drawbacks, but it makes some things a lot easier to do. 
CSS+<OBJECT> also seems like a little roundabout solution, and not very 
intuitive. The current FRAME syntax is very direct. Besides, bookmark 
behavior is browser-dependent, so there is nothing that says that a 
browser vendor can't provide a better implementation.

I think that, extending CSS properties to framesets and frames (as a 
substitute for the ROWS and COLS attributes) would make the most sense.

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