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Re: Printing using CSS

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 14:23:56 -0500 (EST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: Sean Mauney <smauney@uiuc.edu>, Chris Lilley <clilley@w3.org>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0003251422390.14777-100000@tux.w3.org>
There are several browsers around that support print CSS (using an @media
rule to define a print style sheet). I am not sure of which they are, but I
belive that IE5, Opera 4, and Amaya 2.5 are in the list.


Charles McCN

On Fri, 24 Mar 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  Sean Mauney wrote:
  > I have spent a lot of time making our web accessible site using CSS. I
  > found out late in the game that the pages do not print properly except in
  > NS4.6 on a MAC. All other browsers/OS'es really jumble the pages when sent
  > to the printer. Is there a fix for this? Has anyone else ever asked the
  > same question?
  Thank you for making your site accessible! The problem you cite is
  a browser issue (how they print) and a CSS support issue. The only
  information I know of provided by this Working Group about user
  agent support for style sheets is in the "User Agent Support 
  for Accessibility" page [1]. In that page, there are some links
  to resources where you may find more information about support
  for style sheets.
  Hope this helps,
   - Ian
  [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/WAI-UA-Support
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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