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iText in Action: Creating and Manipulating PDF by Bruno Lowagie

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Chapter 17. iText in web applications

This chapter covers

  • How to use iText in a web application

  • How to avoid the most common pitfalls

  • How to use PDF in a web application

One of the main requirements of the project that led to the development of iText was that my colleagues and I at Ghent University had to be able to serve PDF documents on the fly using Java servlets. This book has included an abundance of standalone examples. You didn’t need to install an application server to compile and execute them.

In this chapter, you’ll integrate some of these code samples into a web application. You’ll create a personalized version of the course catalog, and you’ll retrieve data from a Forms Data Format (FDF) file submitted using a static PDF document with an ...

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