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

Aaron Franco aaron at ngrinder.com
Sat Mar 27 06:50:31 PDT 2010


My name is Aaron Franco. I'm a web developer and CTO of  
nothingGrinder: http://blog.nothingGrinder.com

I'm new to this whole WHATWG process and environment so please be  
patient with me.

I'm wondering if the H264 is supported in the HTML5 spec or is  
included as a part of the spec?

I hope I've sent this email to the correct address.

All the best,
Aaron Franco

On Mar 26, 2010, at 9:40 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Fri, 26 Mar 2010, Philipp Serafin wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch>  wrote:
>>> What could a Web page do that a browser couldn't do better in the  
>>> same
>>> situation? (The browser could offer a PDF, so having the site  
>>> offer a
>>> PDF when there's no printer doesn't seem like a good solution.)
>> One scenario could be mobile devices that really have nothing even
>> remotely comparable to a printing functionality. For those, it could
>> make sense to hide "print this page" links to provide more screen  
>> real
>> estate.
>> I admit though, that's a rather esoteric use case ...
> It's a valid use case, indeed. Probably not enough to justify adding a
> way to detect if the UA usefully supports window.print(), though.
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Aaron Franco
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