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RE: frames and no frames content

From: Lois Wakeman <lois@lois.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 09:44:12 +0100
Message-ID: <B0098306205@inetc133.inetc.net>
To: "WAI list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

While your argument about search engine (SE) crawlers is good for nudging
people in the right direction (away from frames), unfortunately it is no
longer very compelling: all the major SEs can handle frames, and have done
for two or three years. Of course there are many other benefits to SE
optimisation of making an accessible page - like sensible writing order and
structure, proper use of headings, and so on.
Another tack you could take is the "orphan page" argument: what happens if a
user finds a framed page marooned out of its frameset through searching, and
has no way to get back to the framed site and navigation (other than by
inaccessible JS frameset restorers)?
Lois Wakeman
Received on Thursday, 19 May 2005 08:47:54 UTC

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