Re: regions/contexts - printable HTML (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 18:56:25 -0800 (PST)


From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Message-Id: <199602160256.SAA18020@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: Re: regions/contexts - printable HTML (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 18:56:25 -0800 (PST)

Once upon a time Erik Aronesty shaped the electrons to say...
>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

I think some of this belongs in style sheets.  Except for the pagebreak,
since that has to be in the content.  

Although, personally, I don't much care for style sheets and do like the
direct approach of just putting it in the document so it is a portable
entity in itself.

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

The problem I see with this is the large variety of printers.  Some don't
do landscape, some don't do graphics, etc.  How deep a level of control
would we want?

Don't get me wrong, I like this concept, just detailing.

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

THis is badly formed from my understanding, wouldn'g <PAGEBREAK> or <PAGEBR>
be better?  Similar to <BR>.  I see this as another opening <PRINT> tag and
I don't fell good about mixing behavior - some need closure and some don't.

></PRINT>
>This region will use default formatting...
>
><PRINT NOPRINT>
>This region will not be printed, only seen

I'm not convinced of this usefulness.

></PRINT>
>
><PRINT NOREAD>
>
>This region will not be seen, but will be printed

Nor this.


Why would you want to do these two actions?  I don't want my printer to
start spewing stuff I didn't expect to print, and if I see something on
screen I want to print I don't want to find the paragraph I wanted was
deleted from the hardcopy, it would piss me off to say the least.

-MZ
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