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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:17:46 -0700
Message-ID: <4E4AEC8A.2010103@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 08/16/2011 02:34 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:08 AM, fantasai<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>  wrote:
>> On 08/15/2011 08:00 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> Here are the options that have been brought up so far, along with my
>>> commentary:
>>>
>>> (1) Honor any style present in a print stylesheet.
>>>
>>> This doesn't work because the default media of a stylesheet is "all",
>>> which means that it's a print stylesheet.  Thus, this wouldn't match
>>> current behavior.
>>>
>>>
>>> (2) Honor any style present in a stylesheet that is specifically
>>> media='print' (or in an equivalent @media block)
>>>
>>> This seems hacky, as we don't otherwise attach meaning to the precise
>>> way you phrase the media query.  This is similar to how Opera handles
>>> full-screen styles (if a media=projection stylesheet is present, use
>>> it; otherwise, act like you match 'screen'). Two browser vendors have
>>> specifically opposed this.
>>
>> (1) is ridiculous and unusable, let's replace it with the one you didn't
>> mention:
>>
>> (1) Honor all styles if a print-specific stylesheet is present at the
>>     author level.
>>
>> This means that if I have an @media print {} or an @import "" print; or
>> a<link media="print">, we assume that I have thought about printing
>> and don't futz with my colors (by default).
>
> Sorry, that's actually what I meant to indicate with #2.  The same
> arguments apply (it's hacky, and dbaron and smfr have both said they
> don't think it's a good idea).

Well, I have seen your #2 advocated before so, it's another option.
Nobody argues for #1 becuase it doesn't work. :)

~fantasai
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