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RE: [CSS3-page] Headers and Footers on Blank Pages

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:30:56 -0000
Message-ID: <78A3602ADF54BA4EAB53F378BF55588B01CEA24B@G3W0067.americas.hpqcorp.net>
To: "fantasai" <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, <www-style@w3.org>

Fantasai said:
> We're going through a document on Japanese layout 
> requirements right now, and it is mentioned that headers and 
> footers aren't printed on blank pages. Maybe CSS3 Paged Media 
> should specify that margin boxes are not printed on a blank 
> page if it is generated by page-break-*: left | right.

Well, we certainly could do so; do we have data that this would
generally be preferred over printing the headers when such an empty page
is forced?

It's not clear to me that this is the best answer: I think it's very
common for English documents to leave a page blank, except that headers
and footers (and sometimes the note about the page being left blank
intentionally) do appear.

If we decide to omit margin boxes on such pages, how would page
numbering be affected? The page number wouldn't be printed, but the
increment would still occur?  (You wouldn't want odd and even page
numbers to jump around between right and left pages...)  Presumably
other counters would be treated similarly to the page counter?

If necessary, we can add a control here I suppose...

Best wishes,

Received on Thursday, 27 September 2007 18:32:56 UTC

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