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Re: background-print

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:21:39 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDoLmpQ_+6tLFAMvkGSahzTTM_io39OXGr560jrmADfow@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: Brian Manthos <brianman@microsoft.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 11:31 PM, Sylvain Galineau
<sylvaing@microsoft.com> wrote:
> [Tab Atkins Jr.:]
>> A property with a properly-broad name, like "printer-safe-colors", would
>> allow the author to hint in that direction.
>>
>
> Note that printing may not be the only motive for background suppression
> and higher contrast. Accessibility settings on some platforms also do this
> to view the content. High contrast is not just a printing issue.

Keep in mind the intent of the property, though - it's meant to say
"Hey, I know you normally suppress my backgrounds and mess with my
colors when you print, but I've designed the page with printing in
mind, so there's no need to do that here (unless the user still asks
for it)."

While I agree that there are other use-cases for UAs messing with
colors, I don't think it's good to mix the "I've thought about
printing" declaration with an "I've thought about contrast levels"
declaration.

~TJ
Received on Sunday, 14 August 2011 17:22:32 GMT

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