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From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 12:52:02 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910091252y1e40d1b5m96b398c89bf954f7@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
>> I don't see how they wouldn't. ?Everything you can accomplish with
>> <frameset> and <frame> you can do with <iframe> plus gobs of javascript to
>> make the drag-resizing work (probably badly, unlike the UA-provided resizing
>> for <frameset>), no? ?Oh, and more hacks to get the initial sizing right and
>> such, of course...
>
> Ah, I didn't understand how navigation in iframes works. ?So why *are*
> frames banned, if you can easily replace them with iframes and get the
> exact same lousy behavior? ?Because iframes also have less evil uses,
> and frames don't, I guess?

The big difference is that <iframe>s can be used in good ways,
framesets essentially can't.

Another reason do deprecate <frameset> but not <iframe> is that we
don't need *two* ways to make poorly behaving pages.

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 9 October 2009 12:52:02 UTC

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