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Re: feature for HTML

From: Tim Bagot <tsb@earth.li>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:14:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: HTML mailing list <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990215120239.17638G-100000@c32.keble.ox.ac.uk>
On Mon, 15 Feb 1999, d'Oreye, Philippe wrote:
> 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.

In the case of tables, this can largely be fixed by using relative widths
and CSS2 @media rules. UAs generally do a fairly good job of presenting
tables sensibly in any case, so there is often no need to specify widths.
Of course, frames are now deprecated, and not supported by CSS, which
provides similar functionality through other mechanisms.

Tim Bagot
Received on Monday, 15 February 1999 16:35:37 UTC

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