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Re: To use or not to use print stylesheets

From: Spartanicus <spartanicus.3@ntlworld.ie>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 09:54:45 +0000
Message-ID: <n2m-g.gc8lp191utuv3q89f1tb61q6ttgml2ne19@news.spartanicus.utvinternet.ie>
To: www-style@w3.org

"Julian Herten-Greaven" <jherteng@strategyfirst.com> wrote:

>With regard to using "print" stylesheets, I have the following question:
>If the user would prefer not to use what is often a very light "print" 
>version of the page they're viewing when they print it, and would rather 
>have it print AS IS -- what is the generally accepted norm here?
>Conversely, as a web surfer, is there any way I can have my browser ignore 
>the "print" stylesheet go back to the good-ol-days of getting a page to 
>print as it is presented to me?

Alternate print stylesheets can be offered, although afaik currently no
browser offers the user a native way to select between alternate print

This, and other "How to" questions such as how an author can currently
offer options for printing, or how a web surfer can circumvent an author
print stylesheet are off topic for this list as per the list rules @
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/ That resource contains
pointers to appropriate places for such questions.

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