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Re: frame elements

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@neverending.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 14:52:52 -0500 (EST)
To: Charlie Kaupp <kauppc@scbt.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011210144528.Y5916-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
Charlie Kaupp, at 11:19 -0800 on 2001-12-10, wrote:

> I'm rewriting a website to be XHTML compliant, and I'm wondering why
> certain elements are not allowed, specifically in the <frame> or
> <frameset> tags, the framepadding or framespacing elements. They seem to
> display correctly in all browsers. How come they're not included in the
> DTD? I really want my frameset to display without any kind of space
> between frames. Any ideas? Reasons?

Simply put, those elements are presentational.  XHTML strives to be purely
semantic.  CSS is the preferred mechanism for presentational information.

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Frank Tobin		http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
Received on Monday, 10 December 2001 14:52:59 GMT

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