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RE: feature for HTML

From: Braden N. McDaniel <braden@shadow.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 15:19:13 -0500
To: "d'Oreye, Philippe" <philippe.doreye@trasys.be>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000801be5920$744cac40$01000080@bonezero>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of d'Oreye, Philippe
> Sent: Monday, February 15, 1999 5:25 AM
> To: 'www-html@w3.org'
> Subject: feature for HTML
> 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
> correctly.

This is a style sheet issue, and one that is addressed by CSS2.

> 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.

Doesn't always make sense, since computer displays typically have some very
different characteristics from those of the printed page. CSS2 accommodates
this by allowing the author to specify different styles for printing and
screen display.

Received on Monday, 15 February 1999 15:19:12 UTC

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