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Re: Print Margins


From: michael.brockington
Date: Jan 28, 2005 4:59AM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aknock [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: 28 January 2005 09:52
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Print Margins
> Surely the solution then is to ensure that all formatted
> documents are set in an area no larger than a standard
> postcard.

No, the solution is to shoot any americans that fail to use the ISO standard
page sizes, ie A4 etc. :-> Whats the point of XHTML strict if its printed
on 'Letter'?

> If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. Let's not
> assume our users are idiots. They may be, but that's not our
> problem.

Accessibility is not just about blind people - the print settings in Acrobat
are far from intuitive imo.

> Like Patrick says, Dagmar isn't printing the document, the user
> is. Maybe your users won't even print them!

If they have chosen the PDF option rather than the HTML it is reasonable to
assume that they want to print them, sin't it?

> We're in the business of opening doors, not spoon feeding.

The original question requested advice - it is up to him how many doors he
wants to open, I don't think anyone was demanding that we all worry about



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