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Re: [opensuse] Question re why part of a magazine article does not print
On 31/07/18 20:17, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2018-07-31 06:24, Basil Chupin wrote:
I printed out this article-

https://au.pcmag.com/software/138/guide/the-best-vpn-services-of-2018

but the table at the beginning of the article won't print -- the
printing begins with the Heading then skips the table of the various
VPNs and continues from "VPNs Keep You Safe Online".

I had to use the Firefox Add-on 'Screengrab' to save that table to a
file and then printed that *.png file.

Any thoughts as to why that table will not print as part of that article
but has to be saved as a separate file in order to print it?

(Using Leap 15.0 [with kernel 4.17.11-3], Firefox v 60.0.1esr, and the
printer is Epson Expression Photo XP-960.)
It is probably intentionally by that page. Lousy programming.


In fact, when I go to that page a dialog displays in the top third of
the page, centred horizontally, blocking reading:

+++------------------
We tailor your experience and understand how you and other visitors use
this website by using cookies and other technologies. This means we are
able to keep this site free-of-charge to use.

Please click I Consent below to give us permission to do this and also
to show adverts tailored to your interests and allow our third party
partners to do the same.

More options [I consent]
------------------++-


No matter how many times I consent, it doesn't go away. I have to click
"more options", then close the subsequent window.

(and "more" also says that I'm using and add blocker that I should
remove. HA! It is set to "allow some advertising" or similar word. It
blocks 22 intrusive adds on that page.

Hmm, I don't get that. I am using FF v61.0.1 which I installed manually, but I don't think the ver. # matters. My Add-ons are shown in the attached: ignore the first 3 and the last 'icons' and the rest are:

UBlock Origin
Privacy Badger
NoScript
Screengrab!
Multithreaded Download Manager
Video DownloadHelper
Advlock Plus
Lightbeam
Popup Blocker
Ghostery

The page is probably using a customized style for printing that is badly
made.

Of the many websites I have visited in the past couple of years or so, I have found only one (1) site which had no errors in the coding (I check sites using 'http://validator.w3.org/'). Almost all sites are coded by script-kiddies and who charge like wounded bulls for their work (I have asked a few people with crap-coded sites how much they paid for the "job"). One of the sites belongs to one of our biggest retail franchise outlets in Australia (I actually corresponded personally with the managing director re this but even after some 18 months or so the site hasn't been amended [219 Errors and Warnings :-(].)

BC


--
There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he has to take
the bull by the tail and face the situation.
W C Fields

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