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Re: XFrames - Resurrected Zombies? (was: Comments on HLink)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 08:17:33 +0200
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3e93738e.7492864@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Steven Pemberton wrote:
>"That's all"? That's already quite a lot. Search engines cannot currently
>return pages in the context that they are designed in. So you get a page
>with a lot of context missing. XFrames allows them to return the page in the
>context you would normally see it in.

I wonder how this is supposed to work, is there a description available?
Just making frameset combinations addressable is insufficient, search
engines would need to determine what combination suits best for their
users and that requires rather complex heuristics if at all possible,
since search engines don't necessarily index all documents of a given
site required to determine the best combination and they don't
necessarily update them fast enough if the best combination changes
through time. I think it would be way more simple and reliable if XHTML
2.0 would provide means for authors to specify the best combination of
frames, e.g. through a <link rev='frameset' href='foo#xframes(...)' />.
Received on Saturday, 5 April 2003 01:17:47 UTC

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