[whatwg] framesets

Adrian Sutton adrian.sutton at ephox.com
Wed Oct 14 09:18:08 PDT 2009

On 14 Oct 2009, at 17:12, Rimantas Liubertas wrote:

>>> Maybe there are not many sites because nobody wants this type of  
>>> sites?
>> You think nobody wants Javadoc? Javadoc has been shipping with an  
>> read-only
>> version of this use case for years.
> Of course Java developers want access to documentation. I am not sure
> if they want frameset though.

Actually, the Java documentation is fantastic, largely because of the  
way it uses frames.  It's quite widely commended as one of the best  
things Java has introduced and the concept has been copied by many  
other implementations - including Ruby on Rails (http://api.rubyonrails.org/ 
).  By contrast, MSDN documentation is a really horrific experience  
and I've always wished they'd just move to frames.

The key point here is really to avoid basing these decisions on  
personal preference because clearly in this case reasonable people can  
and do disagree about that preference.


Adrian Sutton.
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