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Re: Frames spec & the NOFRAMES tag -Reply

From: Charles Peyton Taylor <ctaylor@wposmtp.nps.navy.mil>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 10:04:11 -0800
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To: www-html@w3.org

>>> Tim Bagot <tim@oakley.keble.ox.ac.uk> 03/04/98 03:18am >>>
>On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Marcus Haas (V.Luckas wrote:
>> Hmmm, can you think of any browser that supports BODY-attributes but not
>> frames ?  As far as I'm concerned, the only use for the NOFRAMES-Tag is
>> for text-only browsers like Lynx. If you check the attributes on BODY,
>> you'll see that none of these actually apply... 
>The spec. also suggests that a frames browser might (for whatever
>reason) be configured not to display frames, and that it should in
>that case display the contents of NOFRAMES.
>Tim Bagot

I just did a quick informal survey of browsers to which I have access to see if
they can be configured not to display frames.
The results were so:

MSIE 4.0 (Mac) = yes
Netscape Nav. (Mac) = no
MSIE 4.0 (WinNT) = no
Netscape Com. (WinNT) = no

I found this dissapointing; in my opinion, the browser 
belongs to the user, not to the web designer.  It's also 
weird because in all the browsers you can override colors 
and FONTS, but not frames.
Received on Friday, 6 March 1998 13:05:03 UTC

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