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PDF Processing with Perl (57 tags)
Adobe's PDF is a well-established format for transferring pixel-perfect documents. It's not nearly as malleable as plain text, but several CPAN modules make creating, manipulating, and reusing PDFs much easier. Detlef Groth demonstrates how to use PDF::Reuse.

XML to PDF? Oh, FOP It. (34 tags)
FOP is an open source Java API for converting XML data to PDF and other formats. This article shows you how it's done.

Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application (12 tags)
HTML isn't the be-all, end-all of web applications. Sometimes you need something a little more precise. Sean C. Sullivan recently found himself generating PDFs from his web application with iText. While iText is well-documented, actually sending PDFs to the browser is trickier. Here's how he did it.

Printing XML: Why CSS Is Better than XSL (7 tags)
One of the old school debates among XML developers is "CSS versus XSLT." Håkun Wium Lie and Michael Day revive that debate with a shot across XSL's bow.

REST Reporting (4 tags)
Eric Gropp describes the design of a REST web service for creating paper reports using XSLT and XSLFO.