[kramdown-users] Towards the one-oh-oh

Shawn Van Ittersum svicalifornia at gmail.com
Thu May 6 03:32:53 EDT 2010


Yes, agreed.  There's no reason for kramdown->PDF to go through HTML.

Are you aware of any library that uses WebKit to generate PDFs from HTML?  Though not relevant to kramdown, I would to see that for my other uses.

Shawn

On Thu, 6 May 2010 07:19:58 +0200, Thomas Leitner wrote:
>> By the way, I've been using a very good HTML-to-PDF library called
>> "dompdf" written in pure PHP.  I have been thinking about porting it
>> to Ruby.  If anyone is interested in that (as contributor or user),
>> or can suggest alternatives, please let me know.
> 
> dompdf looks interesting. From what I have seen it uses pdflib or
> another PDF generation library in the background for actually creating
> the PDF - this would be the part that prawn is made for.
> 
> However, what I would like to do in the kramdown-to-PDF conversion is
> to not take the route over HTML but go straight from the internal tree
> to a PDF document. Since HTML rendering is *very* hard to get right and
> for getting good visuals you would basically need an HTML layout
> engine, I think the best way for converting HTML to PDF is via a library
> that uses webkit or gecko internally. But this is just my personal
> opinion...
> 
> -- Thomas
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