Often, "pages" are a semantic construct particular to the content and
not exactly a formatting construct.
The fact that they incidentally improve the possibility of an acceptable
printed page is coincidental.
Regarding style sheets:
Are there any accepted "style-sheet" constructs which control
margin/page breaks, headers/footers?
Are there "hide this info from the printer" styles?
>From: Sarr Blumson [SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Monday, June 02, 1997 1:23 PM
>To: Erik Aronesty
>Cc: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'Sarr Blumson'; 'email@example.com'
>Subject: Re: pages
>Erik Aronesty writes:
>>Still, there's basically no way to produce attractive, printable reports
>>on the Web.
>>Any document worth reading on a browser is worth printing.
>>The only serious problem with the printablility of reports is the
>>concept of paging.
>>With pages, there is no need to know about paper size/margins or
>>then becomes possible for a browser to intelligently attempt to "fit
>Well, there is a real tension here, but the problem is far hatder than that.
>very much _don't_ want my browser resizing things to fit on a page. I want
>them sized so I can read them.
>What most people seem to mean by "attractive reports" includes a lot of
>over layout. Many people's hard work turn into illegible grabage when I look
>at it because by enlarged fonts break their assumptions about how much space
>their text requires, leaving all their layout regions on top of each other.
>If you really want control over what your stuff looks like, you want PDF (or
>something like it), not HTML. But you also don't want a lot of people to (be
>able to) read it.
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- RE: pages
- From: "Liam Quinn" <email@example.com>