[whatwg] [html5] window.print() undefined
ian at hixie.ch
Wed May 23 14:04:39 PDT 2007
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Paul Norman wrote:
> >>If you do something during print preview, you're making big
> >>assumptions about the UI model. (e.g. that it is synchronous).
> >Fair enough. But in all the browsers I've tried when "Print Preview" is
> >selected the normal browser window disappears and is replaced with a
> >new window to show the preview. This is not instantaneous. The WHATWG
> >takes notice of real-world browsers does it not?
> On Mac OS X 10.4 with Firefox when pressing print then print preview a
> PDF is generated and opens in Preview. You can then go back to Firefox
> and browse the page while you have the preview up. It's not instant, but
> it's also not synchronous once you hit the Print Preview button and it
> prints to a PDF, a process that doesn't take very long.
> Actually, I'm not sure there's any difference between print preview,
> print, and saving to PDF. it's just that one of them goes to a PDF which
> is opened right away, another goes to a printer, and the third goes to a
> I think any browser on the Mac works the same way, although I haven't
> tested others.
I've defined window.print(), but I haven't yet defined what exactly
printing is. I'll have to define that in more detail as part of the
"rendering" section. I hope that helps.
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