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Re: Status of Frames in HTML 4

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 13:55:55 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.20000111134958.04d15d00@>
To: "G. James Berigan" <www-html@war-of-the-worlds.org>, www-html@w3.org
At 12:41 PM 1/11/00 -0600, G. James Berigan wrote:

>Sorry, but HTML 4.0 serves a double purpose: to document common usage
>_today_ (the Transitional and Frameset DTDs) as well as propose a new
>standard (HTML 4.0 Strict).  

It does? Really...where does it say that? 

(note HTML 3.2 attempted to do that, as stated in the specs: The efforts of
the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML Working Group to codify common
practice in 1996
resulted in HTML 3.2 )

>Are you seeking to enforce the legitimacy of frames just because the W3C
>didn't create a separate HTML 3.3 standard recognizing frames before
>establishing HTML 4.0?

"enforce the legitimacy"? 

Frames are there. There's no "legitimacy" to enforce or prove fraudulent. 

Don't like them? Use HTML 4.0 Transitional or Strict. 

That said, it still has no bearing on whether or not XHTML 1.1, a next
generation spec twice removed from HTML 4.0(1) should or should not contain
Frames in it's core. 

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