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Posted on 2007-10-09
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Hello,

I understand that there are 7+ media types for CSS.

I want a special stylesheet for print but all other media should use the same stylesheet.

<style type="text/css" media="print">@import "print.css";</style>
<style type="text/css" media="all except print">@import "main.css";</style>
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I think (but am not 100% sure) that leaving out the media attribute will do what you want.

<style type="text/css" media="print">@import "print.css";</style>
<style type="text/css" >@import "main.css";</style>
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Thanks for the idea R7AF but no, your idea loads BOTH style sheets for the print version.
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You have the following options. You should call the print css after the default one. Then the print.css will overrule the css-rules in main.css. Still, this could mean you have to undo many rules that are screen-specific. To avoid this you could create a third stylesheet, default.css (first in the list!). This has rules for all media. Then you have screen.css for screen specific rules, and print.css for print.
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