Re: regions/contexts - printable HTML

Erik Aronesty (erik@inch.com)
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 20:53:22 -0500


Message-Id: <1.5.4b11.32.19960216015322.002d554c@inch.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 20:53:22 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Erik Aronesty <erik@inch.com>
Subject: Re: Re: regions/contexts - printable HTML

lazio@spacenet.tn.cornell.edu writes...

>>Often I find pages that have awkward links:
>>        "to print this document, go <A ...>here</A>".  
>>
> That's probably more of a hardware issue.


There is no way that the server...or the hardware can accomidate the fact
that HTML documents
have no tags in them which allow documents to be printed.


In order for HTML to become a document standard, there must be an acceptable
way of 
adding print specifications to the document.  It is rediculous to respecify
margins and 
paper settings for each document..or to allow the browser to break the page
wherever it pleases.
Also it is ALWAYS the case that different fonts and layouts are acceptable 

I would propose the following:

<PRINT LEFTMARGIN=x RIGHTMARGIN=x PAPER=x SCALE=x STYLE=x LANDSCAPE>
This region will use the above print settings and print style....

<PRINT PAGEBREAK>
This text will print on a new page

</PRINT>
This region will use default formatting...

<PRINT NOPRINT>
This region will not be printed, only seen

</PRINT>

<PRINT NOREAD>

This region will not be seen, but will be printed

</PRINT>