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[whatwg] Iframe dimensions

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 10:24:56 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikKbLfmimg3CsrcdHvnsU8-DU021AbECJcQsSPy@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Markus Ernst <derernst at gmx.ch> wrote:
> First, this sounds somehow complicated to me, and second, I don't understand
> why the dimensions of non-seamless iframes should not get the ?benefits of
> author-friendly (and user-friendly) dimension handling.

One of the reasons is security: if we automatically sized iframes, an
attacker could learn things about documents in other origins.  Another
reason is compatibility: changing how frames layout would likely break
the layout of a large number of web sites.

Adam
Received on Monday, 5 July 2010 10:24:56 UTC

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