[LINK] RFI: Unprintability of Web-Page
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Oct 26 17:57:37 AEST 2006
At 5:49 PM +1000 26/10/06, Linda Rouse wrote:
>i printed it fine on MacOS 10.4.7 with Firefox 184.108.40.206
>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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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
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