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Re: background-print

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:22:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDYYqgjsrVsfGADe2REe4f9-u+ocbdY1sU-6J_-0ORBeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM, fantasai
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> 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.

I think you mean that "prefer" should be "auto", then.
"printer-safe-colors:avoid" will bias the UA toward printing
backgrounds.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 11 August 2011 18:23:38 GMT

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