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Subject: Re: [xsl] program to merge xsl and xml to create a pdf
From: joseph.a.gilvary@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:02:09 -0400

FOP is from Apache. It's a Java project that lets you create (among other
formats) PDF from XML via XSL transformations. The fop-user mail list and its
archives are good sources for learning, as are the online docs at
http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/. That link is to the main site, where
you'll also find the downloads and links to the mail list.

As Chris said, FOP can run in Tomcat. That includes Tomcat (or another Java
app server like Oracle, JBoss, etc.) on Windows. If you're using IIS or
something similar, you'll need some way to execute Java on your Windows server
to include FOP in your solution.

 HTH,

 Joe



-----David Ryan <dgdunk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: -----
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: David Ryan <dgdunk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 09/19/2012 08:56PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] program to merge xsl and xml to create a pdf


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.
> Youbre unlikely to get anything that actually runs *within* the
> browser; Ibm 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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