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Re: Page Breaks

From: Tim Bagot <timothy.bagot@keble.oxford.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 15:19:52 +0000 (GMT)
To: Style Sheet mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
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On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, Eric A. Meyer wrote:

> >I am working in an all Netscape shop and have developed a report using
> >HTML.  The users love the report - but want it to print out better than it
> >currently does.  I need to be able to insert a page break.
> >
> >I have read the following specification:
> > http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-print-970626
> >
> >This specification states that Cascading Style Sheets support a page break
> >when printing.  I have been told that Netscape 4.0 supports Cascading Style
> >Sheets but... when I tried to implement the page break, as described in the
> >specification, it did not work.
> >
> >Is it possible to insert a page-break (for printing purposes) using any
> >version of Netscape?  Do you have any suggestions/help??
>    Just so you know, page-breaking is now part of the CSS2 specification
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-CSS2/), is found in the section on paged media,
> and may well have changed somewhat from it original conception.  So far as
> I am aware-- although I have not done rigorous testing of this, so
> counter-examples are not only possible, but welcome-- page-breaking is not
> supported in any major Web browser.

However, Netscape doesn't even support HTML 4.0 yet, let alone CSS2. To be
fair, CSS2 is still only a working draft. I think lack of support at this
stage is in many ways a good thing: there have been problems in the past
with "standards" being implemented before they were finalised.

Tim Bagot
Received on Wednesday, 4 February 1998 10:20:57 UTC

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