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CSS for print (was: Microsoft has now joined the HTML Working Group)

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 13:34:54 +0200
Message-ID: <17942.12382.776738.511370@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Also sprach Dave Raggett:

 > Whilst the CSS print media solves certain problems, it doesn't solve 
 > others. CSS allows you to alter the styling and to show or to hide 
 > content, but what if the document content and structure needs to be 
 > changed for printing, such as may be the case for applications where 
 > the paper user interface is very different from what is offered on 
 > screen.

The CSS WG is hard at work to improve printing of web content. One of
the drafts addresses the need for "generated content for paged media":

  http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-gcpm/

It describes functionality that makes it possible to change the
presentation in more radical ways than CSS has normally provided for.
For example, named flows allow you to flow an element into a different
container.

Prince has implemented some of the proposed functionality -- here's a
demo document:

  http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2007/magic/magic.pdf
  http://www.princexml.com/howcome/2007/magic/magic.xhtml

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Friday, 6 April 2007 11:35:04 GMT

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