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Re: FRAMEBORDER attribute?

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 15:23:07 -0600 (CST)
To: "W. Jeffrey Rankin" <jrankin@jeffr.net>
cc: Dan Miller <danolist@reboot.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.32.0102011522110.63050-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
W. Jeffrey Rankin, at 14:09 -0500 on Thu, 1 Feb 2001, wrote:

    Navigational aids? No. Developers typically use frames because they think
    it will cut their development time. Frames break the fundmental user
    conception of what a "page" is; i.e., an individual unit of
    information. With frames, a single unit becomes 2 or more units in terms
    of the assets that make up the page. From the user's perspective, however,
    it's still just one unit of information. This leads to usability problems
    as well as difficulties with history and bookmarking.

Perhaps we shoudl fix _this_ then, than rather try to just put down
frames?  Frames provide for fair client-side-processed code reuse.

Frank Tobin		http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
Received on Thursday, 1 February 2001 16:23:08 UTC

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