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Re: Frames

From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 11:10:38 -0700
Message-ID: <023e01bfb52a$e2e55f00$15a8a8c0@hpaa.com>
To: <www-talk@w3c.org>
From: "Bob Stayton" <bobs@sco.COM>:

> The biggest complaint that I get about frames
> is that users cannot bookmark what they see in
> their frames after they have navigated from
> the starting frame content.  I never understood
> why not, though. Certainly the browser has
> knowledge of the URLs in each frame.  I suspect
> the bookmark data format didn't support anything
> other than single URLs, and since multiple
> frame content cannot be expressed as a single
> URL ...

It is certainly possible to create bookmarkable framesets (see
<http://hpaa/test/topdoc.asp>), but this loses the persistence of javascript
variables and functions declared in the top frame.

It is also possible to bookmark a framed document in NS Navigator and MSIE
by right-clicking in the frame, but not many users seem to be aware of this.

David Perrell
Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2000 14:11:22 UTC

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