Help Test Mozilla's Printing Services
Wednesday January 19th, 2000
Mozilla hopes to deliver "the most error-free and accurate printing ever delivered by a web browser". But to do that, they need your help testing the printing services on different printers and configurations. To find out how to help, visit mozilla.org's Printing Help Page. There you will find a link to their current printing test suite, as well as instructions on how to submit other testcases and bug reports. So, if you have a printer, be sure to help in the effort to provide the best printing services that Mozilla can offer.
Well, I don't want to waste my printer's ink and paper, but I do have access to a bunch of laser printers at work.
#2 More to justify my online shopping
by gerbilpower <email@example.com>
Wednesday January 19th, 2000 1:05 PM
I ordered a new ink cartridge for my Epson just yesterday, now I have more reasons to justify my online shopping :)
Posted with Build 2000-01-19-08
#3 Gotta complain
by johnlar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday January 21st, 2000 12:54 PM
Sorry but still gotta complain that mozilla isn't and will not support odd/even printing for making double sided printouts with a regular printer. (note I posted a bug about that and it came back saying that they wern't going to impliment that feature, atleast not till after beta... ;(
OK, I did some printing tests, but they all came out, well bad. Most images did not come out at all (just a box with the broken image logo) or the image were at a wrong position. I use a Win98 First Edition, With a HP LaserJet 4000 Post Script and Mozilla 2000012116
I will do some more testing as soon as M13 is out.
Oh, I have a suggestion for how improve printing in NN5.
How about adding the printing option to the side bar. One could click on that and then the regular browser window turns into a preview of the page (like there is in NN4.7 when you hit page preview and you get the document displayed on sheets of paper)
And when you check within the sidebar e.g. "all text black" you can see the changes in the right part of the window immediately. This would make other features like "Print only page 2-5" easier, too.
Maybe one could add a feature like "print text only" cause many websites have large graphics. Or just print the marked part?
OK, just some ideas.....
PhiSch Build ID: 2000012116
PS: I really love the current M12 version. Very stable and fast!
#7 BEST printing support??? No CSS page-break-*
by andreas <email@example.com>
Wednesday January 26th, 2000 10:30 AM
One reason why PDF has become so popular on the web is that HTML has ignored printing. For any serious documentation project that whishes to use HTML and has to consider printing the CSS page-break-* property is *indispensible*, and should, IMHO, be among the first ones to be considered when moving from CSS1 to CSS2.
I understand that some of the page-break-* values(!) might be somewhat more difficult to implement, but a "page-break-before: always;" to start a chapter on a new page is just like a the old form feed and should be easy to do. Is it complicated to start a new pagebox? Don't be surprised to see messages like "Your browser does not support certain printing features. Please use Browser XY for proper formatting on paper".