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Formatting Objects Processor

 

Formatting Objects Processor

Apache FOP
Original author(s) James Tauber
Developer(s) Apache Software Foundation
Stable release 2.0 / June 3, 2015 (2015-06-03)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type XSL-FO
License Apache License 2.0
Website http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop

Formatting Objects Processor (FOP, also known as Apache FOP) is a Java application that converts XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) files to PDF or other printable formats. FOP was originally developed by James Tauber who donated it to the Apache Software Foundation in 1999. It is part of the Apache XML Graphics project.

FOP is open source software, and is distributed under the Apache License 2.0.

Contents

  • Current Status 1
  • Major Limitations 2
  • Input Support 3
  • Output Formats 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

Current Status

The latest version of Apache FOP is 2.0. This is the fourth stable release and implements a large subset of the XSL-FO Version 1.1 W3C Recommendation. In version 0.95, the code had undergone a substantial rewrite compared to 0.20.5 which was the previous stable version. As of release 0.91alpha, FOP became much more compliant to the XSL-FO Recommendation.

Major Limitations

Most important elements added in XSL-FO 1.1 (flow maps, table markers, indexes. etc.) are not available [1]

In addition, older XSL-FO 1.0 features are still not supported including automatic table layout, floats and more.

Input Support

Apache FOP supports embedding a number of image formats in the XSL-FO (through the element). These include:

Apache FOP does not implement the element. External graphics objects are thus limited to being drawn inline or in a block with no wrapped text.

Output Formats

Apache FOP supports the following output formats:

In progress:

See also

External links

  • Apache FOP Project
  • Ecrion Software Visual XSL-FO Editor/Designer and FOP Cleanup Plug-In
  • XSL-FO formatter comparison
  • VelFop: Dynamic FOP with Velocity
  • AntillesXML (GUI for FOP and other Processors)
  • FOP Development Tools
  • Free, ready-to-use Apache FOP webservice

References

  1. ^ "Apache FOP XSL-FO Compliance". 
  2. ^ "FOP 0.95 - PDF/X (ISO 15930)". Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
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