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From: d'Oreye, Philippe <philippe.doreye@trasys.be>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 05:25:15 -0500 (EST)
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <36C81FA1@smtpgate.trasys.be>

Dear Sirs and Madams,

I'm very pleased to see all the concern about enhancing HTML, but one   
thing for sure which is missing, is the ability to print a web page   

If only one could force the page set up as well as defining the WIDTH of   
table in millimiters instead of pixel, this would be a progress. The   
unability to fix the width of a table, frame, etc is an obstacle to   
printing. Indeed, fixing one can fix a number of pixel for a frame, but   
what happens on a screen with 1600*1200 resolution, one with 1024*768 and   
one with 640*480? Well, very diffirent result. Even if everybody would   
work with the same resolution, people having different page set up, would   
get different printing result.

Have you never been annoyed by what you printed from the net???

Why not having some tag which are only executed when one prints in odrer   
to have some What You See IS What You Get.

Yours sincelery,
 Philippe d'Oreye
Received on Monday, 15 February 1999 05:30:52 UTC

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