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CSS3 Paged Media WD Updated, CSS Print Profile NOTE Published

By Simon Sapin March 15, 2013 (Permalink)
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The CSS Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Paged Media. This module describes the page model that partitions a flow into pages. It adds functionality for page size and orientation, headers and footers. Finally it extends generated content to enable page numbering.

This is the first official publication since 2006, and incorporates a ton of edits by Hewlett-Packard editors Melinda Grant and Elika Etemad between then and 2009, as well as additional improvements by Kozea editor Simon Sapin over the last six months. Aside from reorganizing the spec and generally tightening up details everywhere, significant changes since the last Working Draft are listed in the Changes section. Substantially, @page rules can take multiple comma-separated selectors with multiple pseudo-classes, and page-margin boxes have a completely new layout algorithm.

Future revisions of this module are expected to define the interaction of page size with Media Queries and viewport-percentage lengths and add an updated CSSOM API for the @page rule.

In related news, the CSS Print Profile has also been updated: it’s status is now a WG Note, as it exists mainly for historical and reference purposes. Changes since the last draft are just updating references and updating from the early fit and fit-position proposals to the final object-fit and object-position properties defined in CSS3 Images.

As always, please send feedback to the (archived) public mailing list www-style@w3.org with the spec code ([css3-page] or ) and your comment topic in the subject line. (Alternatively, you can email one of the editors and ask them to forward your comment.)

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