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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Framesets (HTML)

    Framesets are very useful to me.

    But I heard that W3C discourages the use of framesets. What can I use in place of framesets ??

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    Your best option is to use CSS, Cascading Style Sheet design. Check out this link for mor info there are some very good examples of page layouts in CSS and Frame like designs using CSS.

    http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=CssLayouts

    By using CSS with XHTML you can reduce the size of your web pages and improve control of the design elements.
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    Bill

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    Thank you. That's helpful.

    Anyway, why is frameset discouraged ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepanto
    Anyway, why is frameset discouraged ?
    Mostly for search engin indexing reasons. With a frameset each frame contains an individual html page. Without additional information for example robots text search engine spiders can not easily index the site correctly.

    Reason 2. Someone may not use a frames compliant browser. 99.9% are but possibly some are not. It's easy for anyone to right-click and open a frame in a new window to circumvent your intended layout.

    Reason 3. A visually impared person navigating a frames site may have more difficulty reading it using special software.
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    Bill

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