PDF created by Apache FOP · Apache .. The FOP AFP Renderer deals with creating documents conforming to the IBM AFP. The AFP Renderer is an implementation of an output target for Apache FOP that renders formatting objects (XSL-FO) to AFP or (MO:DCA). The AFP Renderer was originally released as an add-on output renderer for Apache FOP. It has since been incubated into the core Apache.

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Check out the http: Apache license vs GNU. October 23, at 2: If you want to have a externally configurable control over the output format of the PDF. Roboprog 2, 1 17 Supposedly, Apace was never intended to stand independently XSL, but I think that was a pretty silly design decision on the part of somebody from a few years back.

There are also a number of commercial implementations of XSL: From my point fp view Apache licenses are more appropriate for commercial uses.

For brevity, i have not included the input xml and xslt xsl: Does anybody know if there are some example xsl-fo files out there on the net which show how to use the tags that the AFP output engine adds to Apache FOP? Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Of course, it could be written more generally to read the input from elsewhere even an XML file and certainly get the style from elsewhere like an XSL file.


When extending this concept to different layouts and different formatting and conditional logic … It is a balance between writing XSL to create FO or writing in Java or C to create specific documents.

You can keep the style sheet xsl: February 7, at Hi, First of all very interesting blog. Post as a guest Name. If you guys can talk more. September 3, at 7: Email Required, but never shown.

February 6, at 7: Error while initializing the Batik SVG extensions java. Better look inside the Apache FOP project fol this has been integrated. I have also included a small helloworld code snippet of each. I would like to add some issues to consider in a comparison:.

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What is Apache Fop? You guys have any thoughts on that. March 5, at 1: November 7, at 3: NullPointerException Location of error unknown java. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. Check the AFP extension section of http: The page you mentioned is quite old. Also iText supports bi-drectional languages such as Arabic pretty well. No programmer is required in the future to process different documents with different contents.


Below is my short comparison on when to use which, Apache FOP If you want to have a fine grained control over the presentation and the layout of the PDF.

AFP Renderer

Fully written in Java. XSL-FO does not tights you to a vendor or product. While the primary target for both of these applications is to generate PDF documents, these two were entirely different Java libraries. August 11, at Previous too What is it like moving back to India? Apache FOP used to be used but was found to be too slow.

Jasperreports is NOT very capable for this type of output I was constrained to use this Jasper apachs our architects. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Sign up using Facebook. Below is my short comparison on when to use which. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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