Is anyone using Haddock's support for frames?

Thomas Schilling nominolo at
Tue May 4 15:05:55 EDT 2010

I think it will no longer be needed once Haddock outputs table-less
layout code.  Frames caused problems with the back-button, so they
weren't really an improvement.  A simple CSS float:right + smaller
font on the div containing the index would be a lot better.

I think it would be best to keep the headings in the index, though.
Haddock's current long list of things is often not very helpful,
because the organisation by categories is gone (and the headings alone
are often not sufficient).

On 4 May 2010 19:19, David Waern <david.waern at> wrote:
> Hi
> Since version 2.4.0 Haddock has generated HTML output that uses frames
> (index-frames.html) in addition to the normal output. We'd like to
> deprecate this feature unless there is a significant amount of users.
> The reason is two-fold:
>  * We probably want to replace the frames with something more modern
> (like a sidebar on the same page) in the future
>  * We are rewriting the HTML backend and it would be nice to avoid
> unnecessary work
> So if you're using this feature and want to keep it, please speak up!
> cc:ing cvs-ghc@ in case they have any users of the frames due to the
> size of the GHC code base. (This might have been the the original
> motivation for the feature).
> Thanks,
> David

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