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si-blog
the web log of Simon Jessey

Monday, November 25th, 2002

Frames are still evil

In today's Basics of Web Authoring class, my students and I had the dubious honor of being taught how to use frames. I am pleased to say that my instructor is not a fan of frames and seemed to dislike teaching us about them as much as I dislike using them. Using CSS, it is possible to find ways around them. Unfortunately, frames will probably be around for a great many years to come. So why do I hate frames so much?

Although I am not a great fan of it, the IFRAME element doesn't suffer from nearly as many of the problems listed above. It is still something I would usually avoid. It is still important that I learn how to use these elements. In the future, I may be in a position where I am forced to work on another author's code. That code may contain all manner of horrors.

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