Printable version link not properly formatted with Modern skin
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brion
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Description

The "printable version" link (adding printable=yes to the query string) is meant to activate the print stylesheet for on-screen display.

On the Modern skin, this isn't working correctly. While many UI elements correctly disappear, the background, borders, sidebar, fonts etc are still all there as the on-screen display.

An actual print preview shows a nice spare "print look", which may indicate that this skin is using its own @media print overrides.

(Tested in Firefox 3.0b5)


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Systems?useskin=modern&printable=yes

bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Interface.Via ConduitNov 21 2014, 10:14 PM
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brion created this task.Via LegacyApr 29 2008, 8:56 PM
IAlex added a comment.Via ConduitApr 30 2008, 1:46 PM

Created attachment 4851
proposed patch

patch to add new rules in print.css, tested in Minefield (i.e. Firefox) 3.0b5 and Firefox 2.0.0.7.

Maybe modern skin should also load skins/common/commonPrint.css like monobook does.

Attached: print.patch

brion added a comment.Via ConduitApr 30 2008, 6:30 PM

Aha! Figured it out and fixed in r34058.

Problem was that the Modern skin uses a different way of setting up the print stylesheet from the other skins.

Others:

  • always include main stylesheet
  • override that stuff with print stylesheet for print media or ?printable=yes

Modern:

  • include main stylesheet for screen & projection media only
  • add some additional print styles for print media or ?printable=yes

The screen stylesheet was still being used when ?printable=yes is set, but would be hidden when actually printing. I've changed it to now exclude the screen stylesheets when ?printable=yes is switched in, so it looks the same on screen as when actually printing.

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