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[whatwg] framesets

From: Rimantas Liubertas <rimantas@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:49:43 +0300
Message-ID: <5ccfb3340910090049v4f07d420q9ad1e13a01a2b48c@mail.gmail.com>
> Thanks for responding. Perhaps you can show me otherwise, but containing a
> browsable tree insided a fixed sidebar does not give us independently
> scrolling subwindows side by side on one page, with the possibility of
> editing in either subwindow without the slightest effect n the other. That
> is the requirement, framesets let us meet it, and nothing else we know of
> does.

How about overflow-y:scroll? (PoC: http://rimantas.com/bits/cssscroll.html ).
However I do not agree that this kind of navigation necessarily
"provides level of usability higher
than any other method of presenting content of such type".

> (Of course even if it is possible to do it without frames, new standards
> ought not to require that perfectly functional, legal, working code be
> rewritten on pain of standards non-compliance.)

New standards to not require anyone to rewrite anything. Older standards
stay valid. Why not just use HTML4 with frameset DTD?

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