[webkit-dev] a question on printing: whither WSIWYG?
robburns1 at mac.com
Sat Oct 7 17:50:21 PDT 2006
> I disagree this has nothing to do with webkit: Is the webkit team
> aware that when printing half of all the web pages out there the
> output looks like doodoo?
> Whatever the CSS, having the pages print out in a totally ugly way
> is just plain silly. Surely using the "screen" stylesheet for
> printing is better than no stylesheet at all?
> I propose that WebKit use the "screen" stylesheet for printing if
> there is no "print" stylesheet present in the source document.
I think half of all web pages out there is probably an exaggeration.
I think most authors use "all" for the media type unless they are
specifically targeting the screen. The Surfin' Safari blog had
discussed a common mistake of using device dependent units when using
the "all" media type, but I guess WebKit already adjusts for that. I
could imagine a site targeting the screen with a design really only
meant for the screen. Printing using that CSS would be worst than
falling back on the default stylesheet.
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