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[whatwg] Re: media types

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:36:59 +1000
Message-ID: <4106304B.9020606@iinet.net.au>
Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> Hmm. Would this make it easy for authors to prevent pages from being 
> printed? I wouldn't want that.

Your fear is a reality!  There are some twits that go to great length to 
do exactly this, and more, though in more complicated ways than using a 
style sheet as already demonstrated.  This *twit* [1] has gone to 
extroadinary lengths to produce a commercial product that not only 
attempts to prevent printing (see the 9th issue), but also creates 
nearly a dozen more serious accessiblity problems, desinged purely to 
prevent a user stealing content to protect the authors copyright.

[1] http://www.lachy.id.au/blogs/nettwits/2004/07/false-sense-of-security

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Lachlan Hunt

http://www.lachy.id.au/
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 03:36:59 UTC

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