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[CSS21] 'page' and 'size' removal

From: Christian Roth <roth@visualclick.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:57:49 +0100
To: "www-style Mailing List" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20030224095749.13500@mail.visualclick.de>

Hello,

it seems that according to "CSS2.1 - 13 Paged Media"

  <http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-CSS21-20030128/page.html>

, custom page selectors, the 'size' property (though still mentioned in
"Paged Media Properties for CSS3"), and the 'page' property are going to
be removed. All of these were in CSS2, and at least one application (MS
Word) has (though probably limited) support for them. In CSS2.1, I do not
currently see the possibility anymore to define different page sizes and
margins within a single document instance. This was useful e.g. to
intersparse portrait and landscape orientation where needed.

Any comments on why they are going to be removed (along with 'orphans'
and 'widows', which do not seem to have any replacement, also)? It seems
to me that the removal makes it more difficult to use CSS2.1 for "@media
print {}".

- Christian
Received on Monday, 24 February 2003 04:58:33 GMT

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