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[whatwg] iframe sandbox, <object tag>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 10:27:33 -0800
Message-ID: <op.v4oyv7hy64w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Wed, 09 Nov 2011 09:52:43 -0800, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 11/9/11 9:25 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> It seems wrong to me to add new features to obsoleted features. If there
>> are good reasons for using <frame>, maybe it should be made conforming.
>> If there are no such reasons, there are no reasons either for adding new
>> features to it.
> Well, there's implementation and conceptual simplicity.  Saying that  
> @sandbox works for all browsing contexts is a lot simpler than saying it  
> works for a particular white- or black-list of tag names.

Given the way <object> sometimes creates a browsing context and sometimes  
not (e.g. for images) I think we already lost that kind of simplicity.

And seamless/height/width do not make sense for <frame> and  
HTMLFrameElement has various "features" that HTMLIFrameElement does not.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 10:27:33 UTC

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