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[whatwg] [html5] window.print() undefined

From: Dean Edwards <dean@edwards.name>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 02:26:55 +0100
Message-ID: <42DC56DF.2080607@edwards.name>
Matthew Raymond wrote:
> 
>>The common use of onbeforeprint/onafterprint is to add content to a
>>document that is only relevant to printed media, this is something
>>that cannot be done with CSS, since CSS is optional, so if we just
>>hide content with CSS, we're stuck with the situation that users
>>without CSS or with an appropriate user stylesheet get it and get
>>confused.
> 
> 
>    What about the browsers that don't support Javascript, or have it
> turned off? Plus, what semantic content are you going to have that
> shouldn't display in all media types? I suspect that if you have to add
> or remove content for CSS-free user agents, you're probably using a lot
> of presentational HTML markup.
> 
> 

I was thinking of the reverse. Scripts that add content for screen 
(helper widgets) but want them turned off (or at least show a different 
state) when printed.

Please remember that the WHATWG is about web applications not simple 
documents.

-dean
Received on Monday, 18 July 2005 18:26:55 UTC

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