[whatwg] [html5] window.print() undefined
dean at edwards.name
Tue Jul 19 01:37:34 PDT 2005
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Dean Edwards wrote:
>>The point is, I can do all sorts of things using script. Alter styles,
>>create elements etc. But when I switch media, I have no programmatic way
>>to alter those effects. Please specify I means to do this.
> You don't "switch" media. It's quite possible to have multiple media all
> at the same time. For instance Opera can be in speech mode and in screen
> mode simultaneously. See the introduction to the Browsing Context section:
I'm getting fed up going round in circles trying to justify this.
OK, we don't switch media. But when I press "print" or invoke the print
method, a copy of the DOM is sent to the printer. If I have altered the
DOM by adding elements or by changing the style property then I would
like to be able to undo those changes before my DOM goes to the printer.
It is not good enough to say that I should start messing about with
classes and so forth or that it is bad practice to amend the style
property directly. So long as I can do these things I want a way to undo
them before my DOM is sent to a print device.
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