[thelist] print button thoughts

John C Bullas jcbullas at nildram.co.uk
Mon Nov 24 17:39:12 CST 2003

At 22:10 24/11/2003, you wrote
>I just did some user testing on a site and one request was for a 'print'
>button on an editorial page.
>I guess the idea is that would bring up the print dialog of the browser.
>Does anyone have any thoughts on this?


<script language="JavaScript">
function myprint()
//  End -->


<input type=button value="Print Page" onClick="myprint()" name="button">

anyone test it for compatibility

very simple


>Presumably any code will have to handle multiple browsers, or is there
>some international agreement on this. Or is it just a really bad idea
>anyway (the browser gives you a print facility, what's wrong with that?).
>The page, incidentally, has no frames or anything spectacular. It uses CSS
>positioning and there'll be a print stylesheet.
>Thanks in advance for any help and opinions.

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