[XML-SIG] xml to pdf... a newbie question...

Gisbert Amm gia@webde-ag.de
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 08:00:37 +0100

> a friend showed me fop of java which is capable of creating 
> pdf files using 
> xml/xsl...
> do we have a python program/application that can do the same...
> i am about to start a web-based project here in our school 
> that will require 
> reports in pdf format, i want to use zope and wondering if 
> and when i access a 
> database and return an xml version of it, i could change it to pdf...
Unfortunately I haven't seen a FO processor written in Python yet, but
there's another possible solution for you: a free library called ReportLab
for PDF creation with Python.

It does'nt use XML/XSLT and FO but that probably doesn't matter for your
project, on the contrary: ReportLab was especially designed for generation
of PDF documents in real time from any data source on web servers. Here you
can find it: http://www.reportlab.com/

Gisbert Amm