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Re: XHTML 1.1 : no frames

From: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 10:38:22 -0700
Message-Id: <200009011741.NAA29236@tux.w3.org>
To: Tapio Markula <tapio1@gamma.nic.fi>
CC: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
From: Tapio Markula <tapio1@gamma.nic.fi>
Date: Fri, Sep 1, 2000, 10:31 AM

> At 09:57 31.8.2000 -0700, you wrote:
>>From: Karl Dubost <kd@w3.org>
>>Date: Thu, Aug 31, 2000, 9:23 AM
>>
>>> Absolute positioning in CSS is far better than frame to have non
>>> scrollable menu in terms of accessibility, URL usability, etc.
>>
>>To be precise, what you are looking for is position:fixed (as defined in
>>CSS-2) to place the elements which you wish to function as frames, and the
>>overflow property to determine whether or not they have scrollbars.
>
> Doesn't work as you wish. In Opera 4.02 position:fixed works well but not
> overflow. In MS IE 5.5 works overflow but not position:fixed! ONLY Mozilla
> Gecko support both of them!

No.  IE5/Mac supports both of them since it shipped almost six months ago.

> CSS2 offers in PRINCIPLE, but NOT in PRACTISE fine systems to replace some
> functionality of frames.

Agreed.  Most of the necessary mechanisms are in the standard, but they are
not widely implemented, yet.

Tantek

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