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Re: help with frames

From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 18:11:24 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199602130211.SAA22100@server.livingston.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Once upon a time scheckie irons shaped the electrons to say...
>circumvent netscape's kludgery.  That they do exist is a shining testament
>to netscape's PR, and to the unfortunate inability of this particular group
>of webmasters to think past trends.

Sorry, I for one strongly desire seeing Frames as part of the standard.
In visiting sites that have implimented them, I've found the sites more user
friendly than any other sites I have seen.  It is especially useful for
product information - having an image static in one and generating data in
another window, or for indices ot tables of contents for online documenation.
A search engine interface in one and the results in another.

A damn better solution than having to bounce back and forth between pages.

I'm holding off on inplimenting them for Livingston until some kinks are
worked out - and when I do I will do my best to grandfather older browsers - 
but with Netscape having the user base it does, and MS's recent statement
that they will make IE a complete superset of NS, as time passes I expect 
Frames to be a de facto standard if not a W3C spec.

If you have better solutions to provide the functionality of frames, I'd
love to hear it.

Although I work for Livingston Enterprises Technical Support, I alone am
responsible for everything contained herein.  So don't waste my managers'
time bitching to them if you don't like something I've said.  Flame me.
Phone: 800-458-9966  support@livingston.com  <http://www.livingston.com/> 
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Received on Monday, 12 February 1996 21:11:20 UTC

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