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Users now have to use the print template - directly printing from the browser (CTRL-P) does not use any specific print style.

Possible solutions:

  1. Add another stylesheet variable: MEDIAPRINTSTYLEURL.
    • Feels hackish to me. Where do we stop?
  2. Let the twiki webmaster add print styles to twiki.pattern.tmpl.
    • And let him redo it and redo it with every twiki update
  3. Better: include a new template file in twiki.pattern.tmpl: mediastyles.tmpl. This template has only style declarations+definitions, with a bare style to start with:

<style type="text/css" media="print">
   /* define custom print styles here */

Other styles can be defined as well in this template.


Due to the number of possible media types (see http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/media.html#media-types for the list), I am in favor of the third option. The first option would be my second choice. Number two looks like too much headache for anyone involved with a web.

-- MattLewandowsky - 02 Nov 2005

finally, talk of a CSS print sheet smile be sure to include something along the lines of this bit of CSS which will print hyperlinks' URL after the link

a:link:after a:visited:after {
   content: " (" attr(href) ") ";
   font-size: 90%;


Good idea. Is included by default. It makes a mess of the menus, but I suppose that these should be hidden. So this template needs some refinedment.

Template renamed to cssmediatypes.tmpl. SVN 7273.


infrastructure done (although i don't know where to apply my patch); see Item831 for print media improvements -- WN

Summary PatternSkin: Missing support for css print styles
ReportedBy ArthurClemens
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

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Topic revision: r6 - 2005-11-03 - WillNorris
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