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From "S. Jayaraman" <sjayara...@consor.ch>
Subject AW: Using FOP in an applet ?
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2002 15:54:42 GMT
We had a similar requirement. After seeing the PRO's and CON's (we saw only
CON's.. we could NOT see any PRO's) of generating PDF on the client, we have
decided for a server side solution.
A Servlet generates the PDF and starts Acrobat Reader on the client with the
The problems we came up with are:
* transfer of huge libraries to client
* fop generation very memory intensive (very frustrating for the client,
because the PC is blocked up. With a server side solution, the PC is not
blocked up.. he/she can read mails, etc)
* not tested technology

S. Jayaraman
Consor AG
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CH-8006 Zurich

email - sjayaraman@consor.ch
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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Bruno VERNAY [mailto:Bruno.VERNAY@Proval.fr]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 6. Februar 2002 16:03
An: 'fop-user@xml.apache.org'
Betreff: Using FOP in an applet ?


  What I would like to do is send XML to the browser client (MS-IE6, in the
case of our extranet, but not limited to.)
  There, show it on screen as html/css (already possible with XSLT and the
MS-XML dll.)
   and print it as PDF ... (Impossible for now, why didn't MS implement css

Would it be a *solution* to embed FOP in an applet and use it on the client
to print PDF ?

PS : After some research, I didn't find anything about "FOP and Applet".
I know that it it possible to use FOP with Servlet, PHP and many Apache
I know about WebGrabber, PdfLib, RenderX ...
(This means : I am not expecting people on this list to be at my service,
but I came to the point where I need help to continue.)


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