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Page pseudo-class ":first" is a must have for CSS2

From: mb <mb@westend.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 23:37:59 +0100
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01bcebcd$ccbd1ca0$f71b4dc2@server>
In Chapter 12.3.4 of the CSS2 specification there is the following note:

    Note. Future versions of CSS may include other page
    pseudo-classes (e.g.,:first).

Does this mean, that I canīt have for example fixed positioned elements just
on the first page of a printed document (and not on all pages)?

If this restriction is true, this makes it impossible to generate a formally
correct Business Letter in Germany and lots of other countries via a CSS2
compatible UA.

In these countries it is demanded by law that the footer of the first page
(an just the first page!) of a formal business letter contains certain
information like the names of the responsible general managers (that tend to
change often in some companies ;-), the location of the headquater, a
company registration no. and more.

I know this restriction from the Lotus Notes rich text format that does not
allow for these fixed elements on just a first page. This is for years one
of the biggest headaches for the whole Notes community in Germany.

Michael Buening
Received on Friday, 7 November 1997 17:38:51 UTC

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