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RE: FRAMEBORDER attribute?

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 19:25:15 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A448@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Frank Tobin [SMTP:ftobin@uiuc.edu]
> 
> file-listing frame.  The two frames also can be scrolled independently. In
> general, think of how many non-web applications work; they provide
> multiple frames for doing work which can act independent or in unison.
> 
[DJW:]  But they are non-*WEB* applications.  Unless you start
having URLs which are tuples containing the states of all the
individual frames, you cannot construct a web based on multi-
frame pages.

Actually, if the GUI browsers had really thought about the
web concept, they might have come up with a system where

<link rev="contents"...> 

would cause a new window to open, for the the new page, if
the link came from the referenced resource and cause a window
to open for the referenced resource if there were not one already
open.  (One also needs policies for when to automatically close
windows.)

Such a scheme would even laod the contents for a deep link to
the detail page.

Instead, everyone is pretending to be a traditional GUI
interface.

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