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Re: [css3-gcpm] Printing backgrounds (thread reboot)

From: Mark Kenny <mark@beingmrkenny.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 05:37:36 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEep_beh00N7Lqprns2hhYCEegBjpL=06RD2WVqkZ9q-wLBCEg@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Many sites offer a print-friendly option of their pages, available via a
link from the site. The way these print-friendly options work is by
rendering to the screen the document without images or colours, and then the
printer prints this. In other words, they don't use any print-specific CSS
at all, either by media="print" or any other method.

Also, I've seen a good many sites use these print-friendly pages when
linking to them (e.g. www.aldaily.com) as opposed to linking to the
"full-design" versions.

I think this is relevant in two ways: 1) it's an example of a de facto
standard being used in preference to the official ones and 2) here's a
scenario where "print css" is being used as "screen css".


Mark Kenny
Twitter: @beingmrkenny
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 17:10:24 UTC

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