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RE: Status of Frames in HTML 4 (was: errata, http://www.w3.org/TR /xhtml1)

From: <JOrendorff@ixl.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 11:12:47 -0500
Message-ID: <CD8E2CDBC6D0D111ACB900805FBBD97E02630107@mem-131.ixl.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
The HTML 4 spec should mention that frames and <A target>
are deprecated.  Errata, perhaps?

Frame markup isn't in the HTML 4 Strict DTD, and frames
are gone from the XHTML 1.1 WD.  But it shouldn't be a

Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk> wrote (re: A target):
> 	Also, target is meaningful without frames, as it
> 	causes a new window to be opened in a way that falls
> 	back cleanly to old browsers (unlike scripting 
> 	solutions).

Hmm.  It depends on what you mean by "meaningful".
I guess you could say that it has a behavioral meaning,
for browsers on big screens that have windows, anyway.
User-hostile [1], but meaningful.

[1] Top-10 New Mistakes of Web Design (Alertbox May 1999)

Jason Orendorff
Received on Tuesday, 11 January 2000 11:13:26 UTC

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