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RE: Using Form Elements for Pages only Intended for Printing

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 01:03:57 +1100
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>, "Carol Foster" <c.foster@umassp.edu>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBMEIMDEAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>
I don't see a problem with that, because what the others seem to be saying
is fill in the form then print it, then if you need to add a hand signed
signature, add it at that stage.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 22 January 2002 12:11 AM
To: gdeering@acslink.net.au; Charles McCathieNevile
Cc: Patrick Burke; Carol Foster; WAI Interest Group
Subject: Re: Using Form Elements for Pages only Intended for Printing

one draw back to not having a print function is when they have to be
signed.  I know that there are electronic ways of validating but it
seems the hand written signature is still prefferred.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Deering" <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>; "Carol Foster"
<c.foster@umassp.edu>; "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:11 AM
Subject: RE: Using Form Elements for Pages only Intended for Printing


Yes, it seems both more useable and accessible.  One shame, especially
in
Universities is that it is easy enough to set up generic form emailing
programs which take form data, format it and send to an email address
passed
in an argument.  Shame that they are not implement more widely so that
the
process of having to print them on the client side of the user is
bypassed.

We were also confronted with using pop up windows and print buttons for
printing formatted reports on a recent project, but just went with
displaying a printer friendly version in the same browser window and the
user just using the browser print function to print the page.

Geoff
Received on Monday, 21 January 2002 09:03:51 GMT

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