Imported print style sheets

Explorer 5.5 Windows and below see an imported print style sheet as a normal screen style sheet.

Test page. Workaround is not included.
Reported by ppk.

Explorer 5-6 Windows | Reported on 5 January 2005.

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1 Posted by Alex Bischoff on 5 January 2005 | Permalink

Might a work around be to use a regular tag with the attribute media="print"? (This isn't intended sarcastically, in case that's ambiguous.)

2 Posted by Alex Bischoff on 5 January 2005 | Permalink

(That should say "link tag" above, but it looks like the less-than & greater-thans were lost.)

3 Posted by ppk on 6 January 2005 | Permalink

Don't know if that would work. Did you try it? What happened?

4 Posted by Wout on 7 January 2005 | Permalink

Am I missing something here..? The "link tag" works as you can see if you follow the "linked print" link on the testpage.

5 Posted by Chris Najman on 23 February 2005 | Permalink

This was tested using an @import stylesheet for media="print" and another for media="screen".
Each stylesheet contained only a declaration for h1.

Make sure that for any declaration in the print style sheet that says 'display:none;' there is a corresponding declaration in the screen style sheet that says 'display:block' or 'display:inline' (depending on the element).

In my test I put 'display:block' in the screen style sheet and 'display:none' in the print style sheet.

Finally, I made sure that the @import media="screen" stylesheet was below the media="print" stylesheet on the html page.

This worked on IE 5.5 ie the media="screen" stylesheet overrode the 'display:none' declaration in the media="print" stylesheet and displayed the contents of the h1.