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running headers & footers in CSS2

From: Jan Karrman <jan@tdb.uu.se>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 22:43:37 +0100 (MET)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.971109222607.19485B-100000@bellatrix.tdb.uu.se>
I have written a tool for printing HTML documents (html2ps, used by
W3C to prepare printable versions of the HTML 4.0 and CSS2 drafts),
and was pleased to see that support for specifying running headers
& footers were added to the CSS2 draft. However, there seem to be
some disagreement about whether this belongs to CSS2 or not. I would
like to place my vote in favour of keeping it. In my opinion this is
an important style issue for printed documents.

Furthermore, I would like to see the variable header/footer parts
extended with information taken from META elements: 'meta(X)' should
expand to the value of the content attribute of a META element having
the attribute name=X (or http-equiv=X). In the absence of a matching
META element, it would result in an empty string.

Example:

  meta(author)

would expand to "Jan Karrman" if the HTML document contains:

  <META name="Author" content="Jan Karrman">

Jan Karrman
Dept. of Scientific Computing
Uppsala University, Sweden
jan@tdb.uu.se
Received on Sunday, 9 November 1997 16:43:56 GMT

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