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iframes and

From: Mjumbe Ukweli <mjumbewu@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 16:56:00 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <F172EW8FUsyRgvqMiqc00010732@hotmail.com>
i have searched and read through almost everything on iframes in this and 
other w3c lists and i still don't see why they are so abhored.  the only 
real problem i read that people have with iframes is that "[t]here is 
currently no way to encode the entire state of a frameset in a URI," 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/frames.html#h-16.3) thus making it 
difficult or impossible to bookmark frames, but imho that as a problem with 
current URI encoding and not with frames.  i realise that the <object> tag 
can almost serve as a replacement for iframes, but the fact that they can't 
be targeted is (to me at least) a major drawback.

please excuse my naivety if it is an obvious answer, but what is everyone's 
problem with frames, and iframes in particular?

                                                  &#8226; mjumbe &#8226;

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