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Track print-related web standards
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Description

The ideal print-to-PDF infrastructure would consist of a HTML-to-PDF service + a bunch of CSS styles. Unfortunately current browsers (which are used internally by pretty much all opensource HTML-to-PDF services) do not implement some of the web standards which are important for a decent PDF experience. Since browser vendors' prioritization is to some extent directed by what web developers are interested in, and there does not seem to be a lot of interest in print styles, it's important to express our interest. It would be also helpful for our internal long-term planning to track the development and implementation of print-related web standards.

The standards that seem most relevant:

(A test page that uses these standards for page & TOC numbers can be found here.)

Less important but nice to have:

Other relevant standards:


Current browser status & plans:

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Tgr created this task.Jul 6 2017, 3:07 PM
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Tgr updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 6 2017, 3:49 PM
Tgr updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 6 2017, 6:41 PM

@Tgr I'm having trouble figuring out what is actionable on this ticket. Can you explain or update the description to describe the work we need to do (Also I assume you think this falls on RI, correct?)

Tgr added a comment.Mar 19 2018, 9:53 PM

It's more "could do" than "need to do", but the work involved is to follow the relevant web standard conversations, and maybe express our (Wikimedia's) interests and needs.