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Re: State of the art of PDFs in Perl

by tyldis (Initiate)
on Oct 29, 2012 at 18:24 UTC ( #1001402=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to State of the art of PDFs in Perl

I decided to go with XSL:FO, having Apache FOP do the generation. Perl creates the necessary XML and SVG fits perfectly inside them without modification. Generation is fast, and we also use the generated XML for other stuff as well, having one single uniform data source.

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