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RE: Microsoft has now joined the HTML Working Group

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 14:42:52 -0700
To: Dao Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
CC: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27946E74D3@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

[chair hat off...maybe I should leave it off for a bit]
That's partly true, but partly app authors may want to provide some more programmatic change to the page - e.g., informing controls (whether ActiveX, script-behind, whatever) that they're about to print, in case the control needs to make changes.  For events like that, it would seem to be better than forcing everyone to do everything using css media (which, btw, IE supports as well; this isn't saying that support is not good).

-Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Dao Gottwald [mailto:dao@design-noir.de]
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:38 PM
To: Chris Wilson
Cc: Matthew Raymond; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Microsoft has now joined the HTML Working Group

Chris Wilson wrote:
>> 8) Do you feel that |onbeforeprint| and |onafterprint| should be
>> incorporated into the next HTML standard?
>
> If you mean the events we support in IE (or some cleanup of same/same concept), sure.

What are the use cases? I remember that when people asked for these
events, it seemed that they just didn't know CSS well enough to define a
print stylesheet.
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