[whatwg] window.print() when printing is not supported

Olli Pettay Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi
Tue Dec 29 07:44:44 PST 2009

On 12/29/09 12:01 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Olli Pettay<Olli.Pettay at helsinki.fi>  wrote:
>> On 12/28/09 6:44 PM, João Eiras wrote:
>>>> Throwing an error does not seem very compatible either.
>>> Returning a boolean from print() would not be problematic.
>>> Note that desktop UAs support printing most of the time, while handheld
>>> or tv ones don't.
>> Returning a boolean sounds good to me.
> Only issue is that pages might want to be able to detect if printing
> is available without actually trying to print. I.e. in order to not
> display a print button in kiosk browsers.

Yeah, navigator.isPrintingEnabled or some such could be also useful.

(eventually might be useful to expose UA capabilities in some generic 
way, and also some way accessible from CSS media queries.)


> / Jonas

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