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Re: monochrome

From: isoma <isoma@compsoc.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 17:33:28 +0000 (GMT)
cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0002161732080.26201-100000@mrbusy.compsoc.man.ac.uk>
On Wed, 16 Feb 2000, Matthew Brealey wrote:

>Michael Hamm wrote:
>> > > 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. 
>
>At present it is - colour ink is very expensive, so to waste your
>customer/page viewer's money on colour ink, which adds nothing to
>printed pages (black is almost always better and much faster). 

That's OK.  Scrounging users will set a user style sheet that removes the
colour.  But I like the idea of mono media.

I look forward to a time when I can use CSS or its offspring to style
printed documents that I'd now create and style in Quark XPress.

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