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    object tag versus iframe?

    I was reading something and it said that W3C deprecated IFRAME and it will be removed in future versions of (X)HTML. what's that mean? I assume it means IFRAME got booted and object tags are the new standard... but what's the difference and what are the advantages to object tags?
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    Old vs. new

    The iframe basically is a relic from the Great Browser Wars and got included to stop the bickering; the object element is more generic, more versatile and more thought-through.

    Iframe can still be found in its own module in the XHTML 1.1 specs; from the XHTML 2.0 drafts, it seems to have disappeared, though.
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    XHTML2 will probably bring an entirely new frames system with it, using XFrames. See: <http://www.w3.org/TR/xframes/>
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    X-iting...

    Hmmm, frames on steroids, right?
    I sort of ignored it first; all the X's are getting to me...
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