RE: Generating PDF forms with XSLT?
Thanks for your reply. > The easiest way is to generate an intermediate XML, > that has a virtual representation of PDF. Say a > RECTANGLE tag will represent (x, y, height, width) a > rectangle of PDF, a LINE tag will represent (x,y) a > line etc. A standard XSL that will parse the > intermediate XML will do the following 2 things > - Write the common code required for the PDF. > - Write the code of PDF objects like Rectangle, line > etc. > > Your XML + XSL --> Intermediate XML + Standard XSL --> > PDF Yes, what you are describing is a normal XML+XSLT to XSL-FO to PDF generating process, but I'm wondering if it's possible to create forms with XSL-FO, not only text-layout, but a dynamic form which can be filled in by the user and submitted to a server, or emailed somewhere. As far as I know, this cannot be found within the XSL-FO standard. But I think I've found an answer to my question, iText http://www.lowagie.com/iText/ which seems to have the possibility to generate most of the stuff that can be found in the PDF standard. /Erik XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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