[whatwg] [html5] window.print() undefined

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 11:47:29 PDT 2005

On 7/19/05, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> >
> > However, I think am starting to see what you're seeing. Basically, your
> > approach is to provide all content in the DOM tree and then flip
> > switches as needed to present it to various media types. Right?
> Right.

This is flawed though, as it requires all the content to be in the
page, including media-specific content. CSS cannot remove content, CSS
is optional, consider:

This page <span id="viewed">viewed</span><span
id="printed">printed</span> on ...

This is a contrived example of how people want web-applications to
have media specific content - printed media particularly, although it
would also apply to web applications deployed over interactive voice
systems, but it shows how relying on optional methods to change
content is simply flawed.


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