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From tcu...@dff.st
Subject Re: iText jars
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2002 10:12:39 GMT
Quoting Piroumian Konstantin <KPiroumian@protek.com>:

> Hi!
> 
> There are two iText JAR files in /lib/optional (from jars.xml):
> 
>  <file>
> 	<title>iText XML to PDF/HTML/RTF converter (Renderer)</title>
> 	<description>iText reads XML documents and turns them into
> PDFs</description>
> 	<used-by>iText serializer</used-by>
> 	<lib>optional/itext-0.93b.jar</lib>
> 	<homepage>http://www.lowagie.com/iText/</homepage>
>  </file>
> 
>  <file>
> 	<title>iText XML to PDF/HTML/RTF converter (XML APIs)</title>
> 	<description>iText reads XML documents and turns them into
> PDFs</description>
> 	<used-by>iText serializer</used-by>
> 	<lib>optional/itext-xml-0.93.jar</lib>
> 	<homepage>http://www.lowagie.com/iText/</homepage>
>  </file>
> 
> Anybody knows are them both required or these are duplicates? Which one is
> the correct one?

AFAIU the second one is just the XML API so both are required.

> The second question is: if anybody already tried this serializer? Does it
> solve the problems with graphics and tables that happen with FOP? 

It should... I have heard that iText is much faster and comes with much more 
features. you might want to have a look at their website.
--
Torsten

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