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Re: Printing in a user agent

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 18:52:16 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-Id: <20080501175023.M85241@hicom.net>

aloha, jan!

as i indicated earlier in this thread, i'm wary about removing "pieces 
of paper" from the viewport definition -- what about those who suffer
from eyestrain, photophobia, and other conditions that make it either
an extremely uncomfortable experience for the user or an impossible 
situation for the user to obtain information off a screen -- in such a 
scenario, there is a need to address paged media issues (both print and 
embossed), for the legal requirements for "large print" to be eligible 
to be sent "Free Matter for the Blind and Visually Impaired" is 16 point 
Arial/Sans-Serif

plus, for some cognitive issues, it may best serve the user to print
out a complex table so that he or she can use everyday tools at the
user's disposal (for example, using different highlighters to keep 
certain pieces of the aggregate comprehensible to the user)

while i like your suggestion for "SC: 3.11.X Print Scale" i'm not 
sure that it covers all of the use cases that we need to consider...

just my (suddenly re-valuating) 2 cents worth,
gregory
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