[thelist] iframes evil? (was RE: Grabbing a file across domains)

Joel D Canfield joel at streamliine.com
Wed Jan 10 10:39:49 CST 2007

> Iframe is IMHO just dirty, unsafe and useless.

prompting my question: we're working on an insurance quoting site for a
new client. the quoting tools (provided by a vendor, who also hosts the
site) are all currently in frames, with the client in control of the
peripheral frames, and the content frame coming from the vendor. these
are forms, probably talking to server side code (I don't know for sure)
and spitting responses back to the visitor.

frames are obviously a usability/accessibility issue; if iframes are
just the first step down the same slippery slope, what's the best
practice for including someone else's pages, in their entirety, within
our pages? 


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