Closed Bug 75213 Opened 23 years ago Closed 21 years ago

Printing Pagination is broken for a positioned <div>


(Core :: Printing: Output, defect, P1)






(Reporter: paul.gammans, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug, )


(Keywords: css2, dataloss, testcase, Whiteboard: [awd:tbl])


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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3 i686; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010326
BuildID:    2001032614

When printing a page table longer than a single page I loose any cell that don't
fit on the first page.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Goto Example URL
2. Print page, my option were (all pages, A4)
3. Repeat 2 again using executive paper

Actual Results:
Using A4 Paper..
When I print this I get a single page containing the graphics and table on the
page but the table only has some of the cells the rest seams to have been croped.

Using executive paper...
The row's length seam to be croped on right hand edge too.

Expected Results:  Mutiple Pages containg rest of table

The page seams to use layers and an absolute tag as below for the layer containg
the table.

<div id="Layer5" style="position:absolute; width:611px; height:950px;
z-index:11; left: 135px; top: 363px">

An example zipped Postscript file can be downloaded from
definitely a dup..
Chris.. you what to dup this against.
Assignee: dcone → karnaze

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66804 ***
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified in 4/23 build.
Using build 2001101708

This bug seams to still be present and thus not dup of bug#66804
though unlike the bug#105166  the remaining table isn't
pushed on to the next page just crop and thus lost.
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
confirming...only the first page is printed out...
Ever confirmed: true
Hi folks. I've verified that also in

"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011"

Chris told me to add this comment. So please change platform field to "all" or 
something else. I tried that but I'm not allowed.
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Whiteboard: [awd:tbl]
Marc, the postioned div does not split across the page causing dataloss (I 
turned on the display reflow output and the div does not return an incomplete 
status which would cause it to split). Changing the summary from "Printing 
Pagenation is broken for long tables" to "Printing Pagenation is broken for a 
positioned <div>".
Assignee: karnaze → attinasi
Keywords: css2, dataloss, testcase
Priority: -- → P1
Summary: Printing Pagenation is broken for long tables → Printing Pagenation is broken for a positioned <div>
Keywords: mozilla1.0
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.1
Additional example illustrating this bug found at:
and then select the 'Read Full Text" link 
(requires login at McKinsey site)

Useful for verifying when the bug is fixed?
Chris reassigning this to you because I know you are working on breaking up divs
Assignee: attinasi → karnaze
Depends on: 154892
Summary: Printing Pagenation is broken for a positioned <div> → Printing Pagination is broken for a positioned <div>
*** Bug 159588 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Blocks: 166836
By the definitions on <> and
<>, crashing and dataloss
bugs are of critical or possibly higher severity.  Only changing open bugs to
minimize unnecessary spam.  Keywords to trigger this would be crash, topcrash,
topcrash+, zt4newcrash, dataloss.
Severity: normal → critical
mass reassign to default owner
Assignee: karnaze → table
Component: Printing → Layout: Tables
QA Contact: sujay → madhur
Target Milestone: mozilla1.1alpha → ---
Target Milestone: --- → Future
not a table bug
Assignee: table → printing
Component: Layout: Tables → Printing
QA Contact: madhur → sujay
I found a MOZILLA WorkAround!!!! (for #166836, most likely this one too)
(now line-spacing is a bit jacked in IE6 - Use a browser detect & write)

link a stylesheet for printing only.
<link href="/common/NoPrint.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="print" />

In the stylesheet, redefine the <BODY> tag with:
white-space: pre;
line-height: .5em;

Long Single Divs that wouldn't print all parts before should print all parts,
and also, divs that were split and printed on multiple pages, will now all print
*** Bug 204444 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I found this same bug on a page with out a positioned DIV. The first page prints
but the rest of the pages are lost except for a footer that prints last.  This
bug is visible if you use the Print Preview menu item.  I tried to circumvent
this by selecting all of the text on the page and using the Print Selection
option in the print dialog.  Unfortunatly, this caused lines of text to truncate
mid line (i.e. the top or bottom of the text would be cut off).

Here is the page for reference:
*** Bug 224596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Flags: blocking1.6b?
dbaron, what are your thoughts on this. How widespread do you think is content
affected by this and how difficult to fix?

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 154892 ***
Closed: 23 years ago21 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
There's no way a patch for this could land in anything other than an alpha.
Flags: blocking1.6b? → blocking1.6b-
No longer depends on: 154892
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