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Re: Page Breaks

From: Eric A. Meyer <emeyer@sr71.lit.cwru.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:53:41 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102805b0fe3e93f6c0@[]>
To: www-style@w3.org
Tim Bagot said:

>>    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.

   Oh, I agree completely, Tim.  I wasn't condemning anyone-- I was merely
answering the question.  In fact, given the extreme amounts of change which
the CSS2 specification has undergone, waiting on implementation is probably
the wisest course of action for all concerned.
   Plus, as everyone no doubt saw, Chris Wilson pointed out that MSIE 4
does support page-breaking... so my answer was wrong.  Sorry, Chris.

Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
  Editor, WebReview's Style Sheets Reference Guide
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