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Re: window.print ()

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 07:10:53 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200305230610.h4N6Ask01722@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> The reason that CTRL-P or print using the browser is not appropriate is 
> that our users have severe learning difficulties, so this would be the 
> way to introduce them to the print graphic and its purpose. we do 

That only works in two contexts:

1) they only site on which they ever want to use the print function is 
   your site; or
2) your web page isn't really a web page but is really a special purpose

In other cases, in content print buttons create a more difficult cognitive
problem because people have to understand a much deeper abstraction of a
print button to be able to find it on a page regardless of how the
designer chose to present it, rather than learning just once how to use
their browser's standard print function.
Received on Friday, 23 May 2003 02:14:04 UTC

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