[Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

Sander html5 at zoid.nl
Sat Jul 28 11:51:25 PDT 2007

Stijn Peeters schreef:
> 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

My initial request was not about a specific technique, but about a 
functionality. If a pseudo-protocol is not an option, maybe there's 
another solution.


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