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NewsForge: From XML to Paper with Prince

Dec 01, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Winston)

"Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose text markup language often used for data storage or passing messages between applications. There are a number of libraries available for processing arbitrary XML within programs, but fewer options to translate XML it into professional printed documents. Here is one way to get from XML to PDF.

"Recently, I faced the task of getting XML out of a PostgreSQL database and into a nicely formatted print document. The data encoded in the XML was a large legal document (more than 1,000 pages)..."

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