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RE: Identify Frames early ?

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 11:19:18 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB5824953@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi [SMTP:Jukka.Korpela@hut.fi]
> 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.
	[DJW:]  You've still got the problem of local copies 
	of the page, but more importantly, it is almost 
	impossible to get people to use <noframes> properly,
	but even fewer content authors are aware about 
	content negotiation, and many are using cheap web space
	where content negotiation is not available.

	The result of a distinction in the header would be
	95% of frames pages being mislabelled in the HTTP headers!

	Note that a valid frames page can be identified based on
	the very first line, but again, it is rare for frames authors
	to put in a valid DOCTYPE (those with valid DOCTYPES probably
	avoid frames!).

	Isn't HTTP off topic?
Received on Tuesday, 22 August 2000 06:19:52 UTC

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