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[Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 01:28:23 +1000
Message-ID: <46AB6097.5080505@lachy.id.au>
fantasai wrote:
> Sander wrote:
>> I'd like to see an extension of the hyperlink to give it an HTML-only 
>> print function.
> Websites shouldn't need to have a print link, they should provide a print
> style sheet with <link rel="stylesheet" media="print" src="...">. UAs 
> should be automatically applying the print style sheet when printing.

Actually, the request seems to be for a declarative version of <a 
href="javascript:print();">, not a way to to provide an alternative 
printable format.

IMHO, I think the existing, widely used javascript solution is perfectly 
fine for those sites that want to use it, although I think that such 
links are completely redundant anyway.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Saturday, 28 July 2007 08:28:23 UTC

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