printer tags for html 3.x

jeff kendall (jmkendall@chrysler.com)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 20:10:01 -0500


Message-Id: <32964EE9.519C@chrysler.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 20:10:01 -0500
From: jeff kendall <jmkendall@chrysler.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: printer tags for html 3.x

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I would like to see a &ltpage> or &ltformfeed> tag added to html.


When included on a web page, the tag would cause the browser to break
the page at the tag.  This allows generation of formatted printed output
over the web.  It would be especially useful to those of us doing
web-database development when we want to generate reports over the web.
Today's method is to do 2 dumps, one to an html file for the user's 
browser, and another to another file format such as plain text with
embedded formfeeds, or rich text format, for the user to download and
print.

- <a href=mailto:jmkendall@chrysler.com>Jeff</a>
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