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I have been using FOP for the last month on a major project. In this project, XML data is rearranged to create PDF documents of 200 - 300 pages.
FOP is not a complete implementation of XSL-FO 1.0 - basic level. It is pretty complete but has holes that have tripped me up frequently. Fortunately there is a compliance document that says which features are done. There is also an active fop-users mailing list.
A cursory examination of the iText site didn't reveal any comparable list of compliance with the standard - if you find one, please post the location.
Incidently, Holman's book, "Definitive XSL-FO" is a great help, but if you get it, go to Kinkos and get it rebound in a lay-flat spiral binding because you will constantly be turning back and forth between the sections. Bill [ March 11, 2005: Message edited by: William Brogden ]
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Seems that FOP is better for building document templates, but I'll rather try iText. I have to prepare PDF document with images generated by servlets, so it seems that iText is a good solution.?
Originally posted by Velika Srbija: I have to prepare PDF document with images generated by servlets, so it seems that iText is a good solution.?
If you could explain more about where does the images comes from ? in what format?, what is the part of servlet here and so on... that would really help us to see further and make a choice between iText or fop.