User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803 Many web applications could be migrated to a pure web browser based solution with built-in CSS3 support in Firefox. Specifically the age-old problem of exacting printed page results. I'm trying to find a browser-only solution to doing away with the printed page header/footer and some control over print margins so I can create print perfect forms on a printer. This is currently not possible without adding ActiveX, Java Print Control Applet or converting the whole thing to PDF and sending to the printer with that. CSS3 has these commands in its specification and can open a whole new genre of web applications if control is given to the web content developer to control the printed output of a page. Can we build this into FireFox? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Load up a web page. 2. Print to your printer. 3. Note that the page has been sized to fit within the print margins and that the header and footer are sources from the browser. These settings are controlled by the browser and the user must pull down menues to change them. Solutions to date are kludgy and require constant maintenance. Building support for CSS3 into FireFox would solve all those problems and draw corporations to use it more fervently.
Assignee: bugs → dbaron
Component: OS Integration → Style System (CSS)
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: os-integration → ian
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Hmm, isn't this part of bug 115199? Albeit that that bug is now specifically "aimed" at CSS2 support.
CSS3 includes and enhanced version of the @page functionality that allows control of device margins and headers and footers: http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-page/ The @media tag would be an ideal as well being able to have total control over output device width/height, however reaching that far to device control with the browser may make it difficult to keep the code portable. http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/#device-width These specifications will open up a myriad of doors for new possible print applications with FireFox (labels, tickets, coupons, ...) and dramatically improve the print abilities of existing applications (receipts, maps, forms, phone directories...) Thanks. Brad
Bug 189597 requests almost the same and is much older. I'm going to mark it as a duplicate of that bug now there is also a generic bug requesting everything from the paged media module. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 189597 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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