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Print With XBL (was: XBL in CSS)

From: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 12:48:21 -0400
To: "'Bert Bos'" <bert@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>, <public-appformats@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20060818164824.2569817DAE@postalmail-a2.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Bert-

Bert Bos wrote:
| Sure, there can be profiles of CSS. Printers don't do :hover and they 
| won't do XBL either. 

I think you raise other good points, but I don't see why a printer might not
do XBL.  Depending on how a UA serializes content, it could simply act as a
transformation of the original content for print purposes as well.  XBL is
about presenting content, and print is just another presentation format.
For instance, if I have an org chart in my own XML format, and supply XBL
templates, it might display as a set of connected boxes in SVG or as tables
in HTML, and I would like that, not the original XML, to print out.

This is not a use case that is currently addressed, but perhaps it should

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