Printing in a user agent

A colleague asked how to easily print a web document in different sizes when
the page author did not provide a printing style sheet.'

Depending on the browser and the authored content this can be as simple as
choosing a font size (largest) or page scale and printing. The text wraps
within the page margins, images move as needed, nothing is truncated. With
other content, printing at other than author defined font size is near
impossible from the browser. Sometimes, even printing at author default font
sizes and layout results in content being truncated at the right margin.

Should a user agent repair a page and allow a user to scale a page, have all
of the content wrap appropriately (within reason - I know this is soft -
exact wording can come later), and print the print the page?


Received on Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:31:59 UTC