Portrait vs. Landscape (was Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns)

Hakon Lie (howcome@w3.org)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 18:11:47 +0200 (MET DST)


Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 18:11:47 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199708151611.SAA09588@stovner.a.sol.no>
To: neil@bigpic.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199708151555.JAA01298@underworld.bigpic.com>
From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Subject: Portrait vs. Landscape (was Re: THEAD & TFOOT for columns)

Neil St.Laurent writes:

 > > You're barking up the wrong tree. HTML wan't designed to do any ki=
nd
 > > of layout. That's a matter for browser and stylesheets. Nothing in=

 > > HTML prohibits or encourages either portrait or landscape designs.=
.
 >=20
 > MAybe HTML 4.0 doesn't, nor does HTML in theory, but ALIGN=3DLEFT,=20=

 > ALIGN=3Dright, are both portrait oriented.

In what way? If a browser chooses to print in landscape mode, the
ALIGN attribute will still work. A "landscaped" page still has a left
and a right.

 > Style sheets, particularily CSS, gives virtually no possibility of=20=

 > doing any useful layout for landscape displays.

CSS1 makes no assumptions about landscape vs. portrait and all CSS
properties work equally well. If you disagree, please provide
examples.

You may be interested in reading CSS Printing Extensions [1] which
extends CSS to deal with the concept of pages.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-print

-h&kon

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