[Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sun Jul 29 11:59:08 PDT 2007

Navigation buttons on the page make sense in a restricted environment for
visiting customers where the browser runs in kiosk mode and it is restricted
to selected commercial content of the corporate site and therefore it has no
UI controls.  I can imagine the visitor may be allowed to print some
documents that contain the print button but not others; the difference is in
the document UI, no in the browser UI.

Best regards

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Stijn Peeters
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 4:30 AM
To: Sander
Subject: Re: [Whatwg] Request for HTML-only print link

The browser's user interface however is not relevant at all here. For 
all you know your site is being viewed via a chromeless window - how is 
the user going to navigate forwards and backwards then? There are no 
buttons for those actions either. Just because not all user agents have 
the same functionality or interface features does not mean that HTML 
should make up for that. On the contrary - somehow enabling HTML to 
control printing would imply that a conforming UA is expected to support 
this, while it should be completely irrelevant whether the UA supports 
printing or not.

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