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Re: [css3-gcpm] Printing backgrounds (thread reboot)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:23:52 -0700
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To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> To start, the issue is that non-white backgrounds are the same cost as
> white backgrounds on a computer screen, but are much more expensive
> when printed.  Most webpages aren't designed with printing in mind,
> and thus use far more non-white backgrounds than would be prudent in a
> printed page.  To help users, most (all?) browsers automatically
> suppress backgrounds when the user prints a page (and tweaks the text
> colors as well, to maintain adequate contrast).  (It's theoretically
> possible for browsers to do more than this, like suppressing
> box-shadow, but no one does so far.)

Correction: IE9 *does* suppress box-shadows in this situation.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 03:24:47 GMT

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