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Re: Printing tags

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Date: 22 Apr 1998 14:47:16 +0100
To: h.chu4@ugrad.unimelb.edu.au
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199804221347.OAA08123@imbolc.ucc.ie>
   Wouldn't it be nice to have these tags: <NOPRINT> </NOPRINT>.  With
   everything in between filtered out when the page is printed out.  So it could
   be used to stop navigation bars (usually placed above and below the page
   content) from being printed.  It would probably save quite a lot of paper.

This is what the old HTML3 <BANNER> was for, but most browser authors
failed to implement it. You can do the same with conditional marked
sections, or even with attributes, but again, browsers don't support

I'm afraid the days are long past when you can expect anything to be
added to HTML now that XML is out.

Received on Wednesday, 22 April 1998 09:47:01 UTC

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