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Re^3: Need Help for Convert PDF to HTML

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Feb 12, 2011 at 11:56 UTC ( #887750=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Actually most of this is solvable since CSS positioning was introduced (maybe 10 years ago?)

Not even fixed or absolute positioning can guarantee you that the element will end up at the client's screen at exactly the place you thought you put it. Most of the time you end up with ugly scroll bars and overlapping elements or empty spots.

And in any case I consider CSS positioning which takes the elements out of the normal flow an aberration if used to try to fix the layout, but YMMV.


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Re^4: Need Help for Convert PDF to HTML
by LanX (Bishop) on Feb 12, 2011 at 12:40 UTC
    I doubt this, I had excellent results converting DVI to HTML and this already 8 years ago on NN4 and IE5.

    Even when heuristics reproduced flowing text, with relative positioning of embedded formulas.

    But all of this only worked as long the same fonts were used.

    As I said, the positioning of elements work, the exact size of those elements is the problem.

    Cheers Rolf

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