[whatwg] Browsers delay window.print() action until page load finishes

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Thu Jan 20 15:51:41 PST 2011

There seems to be no provision in the spec for a behavior Firefox and IE (and now WebKit-based browsers, too) have. If window.print() is called during page load, then its action is delayed until loading is finished.

The WebKit bug that changed this most recently is <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43658> - it has some information about trickier aspects of the behavior. This looks like something that needs to be formally specified.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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