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Fw: XHTML-Print: treating a missing media attribute as media="screen" when printing not user's intent

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 03:33:50 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20030905.033350.104051353.mimasa@w3.org>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
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Sections 3.13 and 3.15 of the W3C Last Call Working Draft of XHTML-Print [1]
state, "The absence of the media attribute MUST be treat[ed] as if the media
attribute had the value 'screen.'"  

At the risk of be accused of mind reading, I think that most document
authors do not write style sheets for printing but would like the styles to
be applied when printing as well as browsing.  Therefore changing the value
"screen" in the statement shown above to the value "all" would give more
consistent results when browsing and printing.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xhtml-print-20030729/

Jim Bigelow
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Received on Thursday, 4 September 2003 14:34:35 UTC

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