Is iframes considered 'bad practice'?

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I would like to know what are the Advantges and Disadvantages of IFrames.

Are iframes considered 'bad practice'? If not  please provide me which sites is using iframes.
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One of the biggest disadvantage of Iframe is that search engines ignore the websites which uses iframes.
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The iframe should be obsoleted, there is nothing it can do that cannot be dine better with a scrollable div and AJAX, and it run into all kinds of scripting issues, maintenance issues and SEO issues.  

If you are doing a new site don't even consider iframe, if it is an old site where the mistake has already been made, replace the code with a more modern approach.

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Thanks guys.

What if I only use iframes on Contact us.  
Where I will use Google Maps API. https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/v2/examples/

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guled
You can use Iframe on Contact Us page and display the Google Map.

But I will suggest to display map in jquery pop up and refresh the map using jquery.

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Thank so much guys.

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Thank you so much guys

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