[Catalyst] How create a PDF report?

Steve Atkins steve at blighty.com
Thu Jun 8 17:50:57 CEST 2006

On Jun 8, 2006, at 6:31 AM, Toby Corkindale wrote:

> Christian Sánchez wrote:
>> Hi, I'm been using Catalyst recently to make a little application and
>> I want to create a PDF report, I have it using TT, Is there a way to
>> make it in PDF format?. I was reading the documentation but I didn't
>> found (or maybe didn't see ) something about that, I also search in
>> CPAN but I didn't see some module or plugin for this. How can I do
>> this? Is there a module or documentation about this?.
>> Thanks.
> One option is to make an alternative TT template that outputs XSL-FO*,
> and then use Apache FOP to transform that into PDF. That works quite
> well and produces nice PDFs, but might be a bit heavy-weight if you're
> only looking to make one thing.
> [*: Or, output XML, and then do an XSLT->XSL-FO transformation  
> prior to
> continuing with FOP.]

I'm doing this from perl using XML::ApacheFOP, which uses Java.pm to
communicate between perl and a persistent jvm instance and it works
very, very nicely. FOP allows embedded images in SVG as well as vector
formats, so it'll do basic graphs nicely too.


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