Re: pages

Erik Aronesty (earonesty@montgomery.com)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 09:49:50 -0700


Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=Montgomery%l=NY-PB-EXCH-1-970602164950Z-741@sf-exch-2.montgomery.com>
From: Erik Aronesty <earonesty@montgomery.com>
To: "'wlkngowl@unix.asb.com'" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>,
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: RE: pages 
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 09:49:50 -0700

Still, there's basically no way to produce attractive, printable reports
on the Web.

Any document worth reading on a browser is worth printing.

The only serious problem with the printablility of reports is the
concept of paging.

With pages, there is no need to know about paper size/margins or
fonts...because it
then becomes possible for a browser to intelligently attempt to "fit
each page". 

Secondary problems are paper size, headers and footers.


>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Rob [SMTP:wlkngowl@unix.asb.com]
>Sent:	Monday, June 02, 1997 12:41 PM
>To:	Sarr Blumson
>Cc:	Erik Aronesty; www-html@w3.org
>Subject:	Re: pages 
>
>"Sarr Blumson" <sarr@umich.edu> wrote:
>[..]
>> If your suggesting that browsers should be configurable to force a "page
>>break" 
>> on a level one header I would agree completely.  I could even deal with a 
>
>I disagree. I (and many others) use H1 on top as a title for the 
>main-document or group of documents name and H2 for the main 
>sections.  A forced page-break would leave a blank page on top, which 
>would confuse and turn off a lot of web-surfers.
>
>> "force new page" tag although I suspect it will end up being grossly
>>misused.  
>
>It *will* be misused.
>
>Better off leavng the use of page breaks along with the handling of
>widows and orphans to style-sheets.
>
>Rob
> 
>---
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