[LINK] RFI: Unprintability of Web-Page
linda at databasics.com.au
Fri Oct 27 10:04:30 EST 2006
OK _ I see what you mean.
I just tried to print the page using the normal print menu.. and yes,
I get the content minus the headers and left navbar.
Ive had a look at the source (its using Squiz /MySource) and cannot
see any immediate reason why it should do that but then I am not up
with the intricacies of stylesheets and no time to dig deeper.
I agree though that it is crazy to rely on people finding the little
print icon... Do we know who buil the site???
At 3:57 PM +0800 26/10/06, Roger Clarke wrote:
>At 5:49 PM +1000 26/10/06, Linda Rouse wrote:
>>i printed it fine on MacOS 10.4.7 with Firefox 18.104.22.168
>>I assume you used the 'printer friendly' button?
>Nope, why would I?
>Okay, if I (a) see the tiny icon, and (b) appreciate what it means,
>and (c) click on it, it prints okay, but without the banners, which
>I actively wanted. (If I wanted the contents of the frame without
>the frame, I'd have done an Open-in-New-Tab from the home-page. Ah,
>but that produces a framed page. Why oh why do people pay people to
>use technologies in ways other than what they were designed to do?!).
>(I'm not being cute, by the way. I didn't see it, and I wouldn't
>have appreciated its significance if I had; and I've been around
>for a while, so what's the average punter going to do?).
>Thanks, but my question stands: why is the page 'printer hostile'?
>>>None of Safari, Mozilla or Camino can print the content of this page:
>>>All are fairly up-to-date versions, under moderately up-to-date
>>>Cursor placement makes no difference. It just prints the
>>>top-line, then "Back to top Technology and the Arts on behalf
>>>of the Australian Government.", then spaces.
>>>Can anyone quickly see what the problem is? (As an inveterate
>>>sceptic, I immediately suspect MS-specific code in the HTML, but
>>>nothing hit me wwhen I quickly scanned it).
>>>This matters, because it's a page within the current AusCERT/Clth
>>>Govt National E-Security Awareness week. (No, I don't think it's
>>>a security feature ...).
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>>Linda Rouse, Information Manager
>>DataBasics Pty Limited
>>Phone 1300 886 238 (bus.) Mob: 0412 40 7778
>>Email linda at databasics.com.au
>Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
>Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
> Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
>mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au http://www.xamax.com.au/
>Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National University
>Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
>Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
Linda Rouse, Information Manager
DataBasics Pty Limited
Phone 1300 886 238 (bus.) Mob: 0412 40 7778
Email linda at databasics.com.au
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