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Re: background-print

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:17:08 -0700
Message-ID: <4E441CA4.2030803@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 08/11/2011 08:36 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> It's the color-adjustment that really clinches the fact that we can't
> solve this solely by fiddling with 'background'.  This really is a
> separate control with unique behavior, and has to be addressed with
> its own property (or some other entity, like an @-rule).  I still
> suggest:
> printer-safe-colors: _prefer_ | avoid;
> The "prefer" value biases the UA toward suppressing backgrounds and
> adjusting text colors so as to save ink.  The "avoid" value biases the
> UA against that.  The user still has the ultimate choice; this is just
> a suggestion, moreso than most other properties.

I think 'auto' would be a better alternative option than 'avoid', since
the user can set backgrounds to print, and very well might for certain
"printers", e.g. print-to-PDF.

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