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[css-books][css-figures] New WHATWG specifications

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 03:26:29 +0200
Message-ID: <21083.18501.862148.351344@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: www-style@w3.org
The WHATWG has published two new specifications: CSS Books and CSS
Figures:

  http://books.spec.whatwg.org/
  http://figures.spec.whatwg.org/

Printing was part of the first CSS proposal in 1994 [1], and many of
these CSS features have been in use since the first paper book written
in HTML and CSS (CSS - Designing for the Web [2]) was published in
2005. Now, a decade later, bestsellers are routinely produced with CSS
[3]. There are currently two implementations of these specifications
that are able to produce books: AntennaHouse [4] and Prince [5]. We
hope that WHATWG's continued work on these specifications will help
existing implementations converge and also encourage browsers to start
paging the web. Pages can be printed, stored as PDF files, or shown on
screens. Many users will prefer pages to scrollbars, and native apps
routinely use pages when presenting information. Web content can also
be presented compellingly on pages, and these specifications will help
make it happen. The features described were previously published as
part of GCPM [6]. 

[1] http://www.w3.org/People/howcome/p/cascade.html
[2] http://alistapart.com/article/boom
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Sep/0156.html
[4] http://www.antennahouse.com/
[5] http://www.princexml.com/
[6] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-gcpm/

WHATWG's blog post on the topic is here:

  http://blog.whatwg.org/css-books-css-figures

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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