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[Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

From: Sander <html5@zoid.nl>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:12:50 +0200
Message-ID: <46AAD052.9070609@zoid.nl>

Sander Tekelenburg schreef:
> What is the point of such print links anyway? UAs already provide their own
> built-in print buttons. Just like they provide back buttons. What's the point
> of making something that already works the same across  different sites, make
> more difficult for users by making it look/work different on different sites?
Well, it can be usefull from a usability point of view to offer this 
function from within the web page, for instance: "you may want to print 
this confirmation", where print is a link that actually prints the page. 
Not all people are familiar with the user interfaces of UAs. Or maybe 
you want to offer people the option to print different parts of the page 
seperately. Print links are quite common. Are they all examples of bad 

> Btw, I don't understand what "HTML-only" means.
What I meant was: -not dependent on client side scripting-.

Received on Friday, 27 July 2007 22:12:50 UTC

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