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Re: Evaluating an iframe-based website

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:33:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4F4BA233.2090806@ramoncorominas.com>
To: Michael S Elledge <elledge@msu.edu>
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Not exactly, since the title can be dynamically changed using JavaScript 
(although of course they are not doing it now).

My question comes because I feel that I cannot consider the iframe-based 
content as separate from its parent, because it could lead to failures 
that would not exist when this content is in context (for example, 
heading structure, links purpose, multiple ways...). So I cannot 
separate the iframe from its context, but at the same it sounds a bit 
hard to me that one failure in one of the pages would imply the whole 
website (the single URI) to fail.


Mike wrote:

> When we evaluate sites we treat the frames as separate pages, and the iFrame wrapper has its own identity. You'll also need to review the entire page (wrapper + iFrame) together, however, so you can evaluate their interaction. 
> Btw, you've already identified one failure on the site that is a common problem with frame-based websites: that the page title doesn't change to reflect page content. 
Received on Monday, 27 February 2012 15:33:34 UTC

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