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Re: Identify Frames early ?

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 00:21:12 -0700
Message-Id: <v04220804b5c7d982e149@[63.193.119.97]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 08:50a +0300 08/22/2000, Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi didst inscribe upon 
an electronic papyrus:
>On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>
>  > Tech Lover (Greg) wrote:
>  > >Looking at the HTTP header can I identify that the page has frames ?
>  >
>  > Nope, they're all type text/html so you have to read the page content.
>  > And now my curiosity's piqued. Whatcha makin'? :)
>
>I don't know what Tech Lover was thinking about, but it's not hard for
>me to imagine a reason for knowing in advance whether a page has frames.
>Or, more exactly, whether an HTML document is a frameset document or
>a normal document. This _could_ be handled using parameters to the
>text/html media type if parameters were allowed there.
>
>In fact, if frames had been introduced to HTML in a sensible way,
>then it would have been done so that selection between a normal (noframes)
>version and a frameset version of a page would be based on content
>negotiation instead of <noframes> things.

How nice that would have been...

-Walter
  Almost as great as the lack of foresight in the world
  is the lack of hindsight.     --me
Received on Tuesday, 22 August 2000 03:21:37 GMT

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