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Re: attribute forbidden but needed?

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:25:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4F70A69A.2050904@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Wilfried Hanisch <wilfried-hanisch@t-online.de>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Wilfried Hanisch wrote:
> Am Montag 26 März 2012 17:57:47 schrieb Andreas Prilop:
>> On Sun, 25 Mar 2012, Wilfried Hanisch wrote:
>>> <frameset frameborder="0" cols="280,*,40"  rows="*">
>>> what is wrong?
>> Frames are wrong.
>> Don't bother with validating frames.
>> Get rid of frames!
> This is not the answer I have expected. My question was more factual then religous.
> I did no read before that frames are forbidden.
> I have adopted the site recently and before I redesign it I want to make it conform to W3C
> Does anyone other be able to give a factual and kind answer?

With pleasure.  It is probable that you are using the wrong DTD;
rather than use HTML 4.01 Strict or HTML 4.01 Transitional, you
should use HTML 4.01 Frameset :

     <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN"

as recommended by the W3C at :


Philip Taylor
Received on Monday, 26 March 2012 17:26:19 GMT

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