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Firefox does not paginate when printing content inside a Fieldset tag!

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When the content inside of a fieldset tag spans more than one page, Firefox prints only the first page of content and no more. Changing the fieldset to a div tag resolves the issue (proving that it is only the fieldset tag that is the problem). Please fix so pagination in printing works when content is in a fieldset tag.

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Yes, this has been logged into the bug system. Over 4 years ago:

471015 – Fieldsets are truncated to one page when printed / print-previewed

If you can contribute to the development, please feel free to pitch in. Otherwise, it's generally not helpful to add comments to bugs, but you can register on the site and "vote" for them to be fixed. See:

The fieldset tag with a legend makes for a nice visual presentation, but I wonder whether it has any other practical benefit? If it's semantically important, perhaps that would increase the priority for fixing it.

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Thanks for the answer jscher2000. We will be recommending to all our customers that they NOT use Firefox and will be immediately removing FireFox compatibility from our site recommendation. Fieldset, and legend, are both basic HTML tags. Firefox is not compatible with basic HTML if users are unable to print a basic HTML page. This bug is so basic in nature that it should have been fixed years ago. Sorry to learn that Firefox is so far behind.

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Firefox has many bugs open. I'm guessing that this one doesn't affect a lot of sites or it would have received a higher priority by now.