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IFRAME example in HTML 4.01/4.0 spec

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 22:12:11 -0700
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: frank@hwg.org, ann@hwg.org
Can we get the HTML WG to change the example given for IFRAME
in the HTML 4.01 spec (and also in HTML 4.0) that reads:

For user agents that support frames, the following example will place an inline frame surrounded by a border in the middle of the text.

   <IFRAME src="foo.html" width="400" height="500"
              scrolling="auto" frameborder="1">
   [Your user agent does not support frames or is currently configured
   not to display frames. However, you may visit
   <A href="foo.html">the related document.</A>]

The idea that "Your user agent does not support frames" is an acceptable
IFRAMES/NOFRAMES message should be strongly discouraged for accessibility's
sake; instead, a valid "NOFRAMES-like" equivalent to the embedded frame
should be included instead of a link to the IFRAME'd document.

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
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Received on Monday, 25 October 1999 01:18:41 UTC

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