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[whatwg] window.print() when printing is not supported

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:54:52 -0500
Message-ID: <op.u5nk1qmh1ejg13@sandra-svwliu01>
On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:45:17 -0500, Aryeh Gregor  
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:

> But some users apparently expect a "print"
> link of some type on the web page itself.

I expect links like that. But, only because not enough sites use print  
stylesheets that I've lost faith in counting on them.

I can of course use print preview to find out if things are going to look  
right. But, I find myself instead looking for a printer friendly page and  
just printing it.

As for window.print(), what if it returns false if printing is not  
supported? Then, authors that want to can use that and provide info *if*  
the want to. Or, it could throw a not supported exception and one can  
catch it and do something. Those sound better than just ignoring the  
print() call.

Received on Monday, 28 December 2009 06:54:52 UTC

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