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[Bug 9545] New: frameborder attribute on <iframe> should be obsolete but conforming

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Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 06:29:26 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-9545-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: frameborder attribute on <iframe> should be obsolete
                    but conforming
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: dojo@masterleep.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Currently the frameborder attribute for iframe is marked "entirely obsolete,
and must not be used by authors".  However, this conformance demand is
impractical, because there is no way to remove the iframe border in Internet
Explorer without using this attribute.

The proffered advice to "use CSS" is sadly ineffective in the case of the
market leading browser, and consequently will not address the use case of
iframes with invisible borders for most authors.

Therefore, in order to make it practical to produce interoperable conforming
documents that contain iframes without visible borders, the frameborder
attribute should be allowed.

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