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Re: monochrome

From: Michael Hamm <msh210@is7.nyu.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 10:26:36 -0500 (EST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.21.0002161025160.21614-100000@is7.nyu.edu>
On Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote, in part:
> > I think it would be good to have monochrome and color print and screen
> > media. Just one example, off the top of my head:
> > 
> > dfn{color:black;background-color:#ffa;font-style:normal}
> > in the color-screen and color-print media and
> > dfn{font-style:italic}
> > in the monochrome-print and monoschrome-screen medium.
> 
> Personally (and incidentally) I consider it the height of rudeness to
> include colours in print style sheets.

I fail to see why. Especially with the above idea implemented.

> If there was to be such a media option, UAs should have a 'treat printer
> as monochrome' option to block the use of colour. 
> 
> In addition, I think that a better name structure would be
> PRIMARYMEDIA_ATTRIBUTE.
> 
> For example, media="print_mono"

(And he explained why.)

Seems good to me.

Michael Hamm
BA, Math, Sept. '00
msh210@nyu.edu
http://www.crosswinds.net/~msh210/
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2000 10:26:38 GMT

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