Re: A proposal for addition to HTML 3.0: Frames

From: Glenn Adams <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 95 08:58:46 EDT


Unfortunately, your stab at a DTD doesn't correspond to the proposal
as "framed" by Netscape.  Namely, they use HTML instead of FRAMEDOC as
the document element; they seem to permit only one FRAMEDOC in the
modified HTML element (indeed more than one wouldn't make a lot of sense,
at least in the context of using a single window -- it may make sense
with multiple windows though); they have a NOFRAMES element which
apparently takes %body.content as its content model; etc.

I'd really like to see Netscape provide the necessary DTD fragment so
they sign off on it formally.

By the way, while we're on this subject, Netscape should be advised that
the EMBED tag cannot take arbitrary attributes and also maintain a coherent
DTD.  The HotJava folks made this mistake too and have since fixed it.