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Subject: Re: [xsl] program to merge xsl and xml to create a pdf
From: David Ryan <dgdunk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:56:43 -0400

Thanks, I am new to this side of things. This would be running on a
windows server.  Is FOP something I need to download and install?

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Christopher R. Maden <crism@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
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> On 09/19/2012 08:14 PM, David Ryan wrote:
>> I am looking for an inexpensive way to create a pdf output given
>> the xsl and xml files.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>> Ideally, this would work on a web based html or java function
>> call.
>
> <URL: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=xml+xsl+pdf >
>
> Depending on what exactly you want, FOP is probably your best bet.
> Youre unlikely to get anything that actually runs *within* the
> browser; Im not sure the browser would know what to do with a PDF
> instance if you did succeed in doing that.  FOP can run inside Tomcat
> or other server-side systems, and as an Open Source tool, can be
> integrated into whatever Java-based system you already have.
>
> ~Chris
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