At 7:30 PM +0900 11/28/03, Michael Glaesemann wrote:
>On Friday, November 28, 2003, at 05:33 PM, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
>>Color works well on-screen with html. Small-point-size italics are
>>hard to read on-screen, agreed.
>>Italics work well on B&W printout with PDF. (In general. I'm not
>>looking at the specific example.)
>>Can you map things somehow to get the best of both worlds?
>If you're talking about printing from the browser, you can have
>separate style sheets with different media targets, so
>media="screen" could have the color, while media="print" could have
>italics. It's really flexible. At work I have a form letter that's
>generated on screen, and includes all of the navigation for moving
>around the site. When you print the page, the media="print" style
>sheet omits the navigation, restyles the page with different fonts
>and sizes, and adds the number we want to fax it to (Yes, I know. We
>still use fax for a large part of our interoffice correspondence.
>I'm trying to move us away from that, but it's a hard slog.)
>As for the PDF docs, they're formatting is indeed different. I
>assume that the SGML to PDF path is different from the SGML to HTML
>path (which is of course one of the benefits of using SGML).
>Is this what you mean?
Pretty much, yes. I don't care much about printing html. If I want
to print I figure I'm better off getting a PDF.
I just don't want to have to use a color printer.
The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry(dot)B(dot)Hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov, or hbhotz(at)oxy(dot)edu
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