[whatwg] several messages

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Fri Jun 6 00:26:28 PDT 2008

The intended result of printing a document is that there is a printed copy
of a reasonable quality available.  The Web page can have no knowledge of
that fact (unless it has feedback from the surveillance network, that is).
Assuming that it is there after printing is wishful thinking.

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] several messages

On Sun, 17 Jul 2005, Dean Edwards wrote:
> I'll add another case: the onafterprint event could be used in a 
> "wizard"-style application where printing some document is step 3 of 10, 
> for example.  The application could proceed to the next step (not 
> necessarily a different document) automatically without requiring a 
> button that says "click here when done printing".  That's a case that a 
> media-specific stylesheet cannot handle.  Automating tasks and reducing 
> clicks are both high priorities in my development of web applications.

Good use case!

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