Re: Microsoft has now joined the HTML Working Group

Whilst the CSS print media solves certain problems, it doesn't solve 
others. CSS allows you to alter the styling and to show or to hide 
content, but what if the document content and structure needs to be 
changed for printing, such as may be the case for applications where 
the paper user interface is very different from what is offered on 
screen. Having events gives applications developers the extra 
flexibility to handle such situations.

  Dave Raggett <>

On Thu, 5 Apr 2007, Dao Gottwald wrote:

> Chris Wilson wrote:
>>> 8) Do you feel that |onbeforeprint| and |onafterprint| should be
>>> incorporated into the next HTML standard?
>> If you mean the events we support in IE (or some cleanup of same/same 
>> concept), sure.
> What are the use cases? I remember that when people asked for 
> these events, it seemed that they just didn't know CSS well enough 
> to define a print stylesheet.

Received on Friday, 6 April 2007 09:03:10 UTC