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Re: Printing and background colors/images

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:47:18 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=FxY=J1qMsWonr0Ei-h1Af-h2tb4r0BhUow_pX@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "ifette@google.com" <ifette@google.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2011/2/22 Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>:
> How about if the author could specify a message that would appear if the user was about to print something with backgrounds suppressed? It would only appear if the author provided the text content. The UA would provide a small preamble ("you are about to print with backgrounds suppressed"), and choices for continue or not and for whether it should be a permanent setting change or not. The author would write something like this:
>
> @warning-no-background: "If you continue, your printout will not show text highlighting."

I can guarantee that the two most common responses to this will be:

1. Hit "Okay" without reading the message, then complain that
highlighting isn't printing.

2. Complaining about the broken website, because there's a dialog on
there now that they don't know how to deal with.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 19:48:15 GMT

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