[whatwg] framesets

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 10:16:37 PDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Peter Brawley <pb at artfulsoftware.com> wrote:
> Oy, from the fact that users find web page links useful, it does not follow
> that all identified content ought to be so linked.

It suggests that not linking is a serious drawback.

> A design goal of this use case is to isolate individual framed items from
> URL back/forward/history.external linking. Analagous to watching a picture
> show where selecting N pictures does not commit you to hitting the Back
> button N times to get back out.

Why shouldn't it?  It's how all other links work.  Behavior should be

> More significantly, each item may have its
> own permission setting.

Why are frames useful for that?  You can just display a permissions
error if the user is unauthorized.

> This use case needs to isolate items within the page from
> back/forward/history and external links.

Why?  That seems to detract from the utility here, not add to it.

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