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6 June 2012

Learning to live with the abominable <iframe>

iframe HTML tags are riddled with user experience issues. It is unclear where the content comes from. Their height does not adapt to their content, forcing the user to scroll. Links open in the iframe but do not change the browser address bar location. And they're here to stay – HTML5 removes traditional framesets, but iframe is still around.

Simply put, iframes are best avoided wherever possible. Sometimes, however, they are the only available solution.

Scenario

Consider this: A large organisation uses a CMS to manage its web presence. One department in this organisation requires additional features for its website ...

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