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Thu, 4 Feb 1999 16:40:53 -0000
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Our Framed site loads the Frame at the top level, and is totally within a
secure site.  We have no links outside the secure site.  Upon logoff, I
display a message letting the user know that they are logging off and
leaving the secure site.

On your site, do you have links which leave the secure Frameset for certain
On ours, we log them off.
Which browsers are you building for?
On our site, Framed or UnFramed (we do both),
if a gif is loaded from an unsecure site, an alert come up.

Perhaps someone needs to look at the security configuration on your site.

Elizabeth Gee

Human Factors Engineer
Corillian Corporation
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-----Original Message-----
From:   Steve Fouts [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent:   Thursday, February 04, 1999 7:14 PM
To:     [log in to unmask]
Subject:        Re: Frames pros and cons

Liz Gee wrote:
> I work in electronic commerce as well.  Most of our clients want frames.
> We build the sites with or without frames as our clients request.
> I read through the link which Scott B sent us on Frames.
> I agree for broad based informational sites, the pros & cons make sense.
> However, for e-commerce sites, where we do not want our sub pages
> bookmarked, because they are on a secure site, etc... we find that these
> cons for frames do not seem to apply.

The problem with loading a secure page into a non-secure frameset is
the user won't see the lock and therefore won't believe that the page
is secure. My employer has gotten (irate) calls from customers on this

The alternatives are to load the entire frameset securely, which opens
up to spoofing (if the frameset was loaded securely, the lock shows
of whether the individual pages loaded into the frames are, in fact,
or to break out of the frameset for the duration of the secure

We've chosen the latter based on customer requests and are busy
the site without frames because of this, and other problems with frames.

Steve Fouts [log in to unmask]

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