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Topic: Re: Converting HTML to PDF using ANYTHING!
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56738
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 07:19 AM 9/6/2001 +1000, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I agree that framesets may be askin a bit much, but minimal support for
>4.0 standards seems like a must.

You'd think, wouldn't you ;).

>If I had more time and patience I'd consider taking the layout engine in
>mozilla (open source AND very VERY good at supporting HTML 4.0 + style
>sheets!) and hooking the print function into some sort of PDFWriter calls.

You couldn't use PDFWriter, but if you used a printer-based
solution you'd lose all your hyperlinks, etc. However, the idea of
hooking up Gecko to a PDF generator is certainly a useful one, but would be
a LOT of work (I've looked ;).

An easier one would be to hook up the Konqueror, GHTML or wvHTML
rendering engines since they are more designed for this sort of thing.

>Hmm.. wonder if anyones developing a COM interface for mozilla..

I am sure someone is...


Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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