[Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

Stijn Peeters stijn.p at hccnet.nl
Sat Jul 28 11:07:22 PDT 2007

Sander schreef:
> Křištof Želechovski schreef:
>> The acronym URL expands to "Uniform Resource **Locator**”. The string 
>> “print:#” does not match this spec: it is not a locator, it is a 
>> processing instruction. BTW, the full form of the local URL “#” can 
>> be viewed as “html:#” (whether it is allowed by the URL standard or 
>> not) which means that you need a URL to access the resource you want 
>> to print; prefixing it with “print:” would result in a double URL 
>> scheme, which is unacceptable. Therefore it is better to use a 
>> special target, if any.
> Would href="print://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/" have 
> been better then?
I think new URI schemes are outside the scope of the WHATWG work. See 
also http://rfc.net/std0066.html#s3.1. and http://rfc.net/rfc2718.html



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