FOP is another project from the Apache Software Foundation (more info at, a print formatter driven by XSL formatting objects.

In Cocoon, the FOPSerializer component uses FOP to generate PDF, PCL or Postscript documents from an XSL-FO document created by the Generators and Transformers that come before it in the Pipeline.

The HTML and PDF publishing How-To gives a minimal example of HTML and PDF publishing.

FOPPDFEncryption explains how to create encrypted PDFs

FOP can be very memory hungry, your milleage will vary but a brief FOPTuningGuide may help you to tune your system.

FOP (last edited 2009-09-20 23:40:56 by localhost)