[thelist] are iframes antiquated?

Scott Harman scott at harman.tv
Tue Sep 21 11:57:22 CDT 2004

I use Iframes for video and certain material which has to be loaded
It's unfortunate that I do have to use them, and if there was another
way - I'd love to hear it.
Provided they're not being used simply for layout - then by all means
destroy them! ;)


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I would say it depends on what they're using iFrames for.

I'd say that iFrames do serve a purpose.  They allow you to display
content that's in another page, while still looking like a "div".  If
you need to reload the display of what's in the iFrame, you only need to
load that particular iFrame, and not the entire page.  And, by using a
hidden iFrame, you can do server-side processing without having the user
leave the page they're on.

Now, if they're using iFrames like "frames" [which are really pretty
different in some respects], then, yeah, you can probably get rid of


Scott Brady

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