[LINK] RFI: Unprintability of Web-Page

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Thu Oct 26 18:22:22 AEST 2006

On 26/10/2006, at 5:57 PM, Roger Clarke wrote:

> Thanks, but my question stands:  why is the page 'printer hostile'?

It's in one of the style sheets that they use to build the page. I've  
corrected the code (on my own server) to fix the xhtml errors on the  
page, but there's still a bug in one of the four style sheets used  
(and they might be messy with the inbuilt copious styles - it could  
be a lot simpler).

positioning.css is dud. This might be enough, but untangling the four  
sheets that they use is enough to make it really difficult to  

You can override style sheets and use your own, but I take your point  
that mug punters won't have much joy with it as it stands - and the  
silly print-friendly option is not only near-invisible, but  
meaningless to most observers.

Mind you, if Windows users can print it, then that's all that  
matters, eh?


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