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Re: feature for HTML

From: Mukul Gandhi <mgandhi@mtcindia.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 16:11:33 +0500
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To: "d'Oreye, Philippe" <philippe.doreye@trasys.be>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Hi !
Would it not be fine to see the print preview first, and then set ur
browser settings accordingly before firing a printout.

At 05:25 AM 15/02/1999 -0500, d'Oreye, Philippe wrote:
>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
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