Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 14:05:07 -0500 To: email@example.com From: Erik Aronesty <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: printable documents Some docuemnts are intended to be printed in landscape, other in protrait. Some are intended to be tiled, other are intended to be scaled to fit. I think that it would be proper to define these intentions in a document. I also feel it should be easy for an author to express these intentions. Important documents in the business world are almost always printed, not read on screen. I know that the Web is leading us away from this, but I personally will always enjoy reading hard copy more than "shaped electrons" ;) With carefull attention and work ... any document can be printed on the web. The browser should be able to blend the author's intentions with user preferences and hardware capabilites. Right now, three popular browsers... Mosaic, Netscape, and Internet Explorer fail to print documents intelligently. After searching extenively, I found that the online specifications never address the printablity of HTML. At the very least suggestions like "breaking before headings" should be documented as an internet standard. ..... also ....... styles ..... I don't really know much about styles...but I don't think that these browsers support them. Is there a reason for this? Are styles too difficult to support?