XML Director Update
PDF Generation support added
We added lately support for generating PDF from XML content stored within XML Director. The PDF generation is accomplished through the CSS Paged Media approach where we use CSS for styling the overall look & feel and the layout of the PDF document. The core component is our battle proven Produce & Publish web service that provides enterprise level PDF generation through PDF converters like PrinceXML or PDFreactor. While the overall functionality is working nicely, some additional work is need for cleaning up the API and documenting the API.
Demo site officially launched
XML Director now has its own official demo site demo.xml-director.info. You can log into the demo site using the username demo and password demo. Details about the demo site and the demo site content is documented here. Additional options are to install the demo yourself on your local system using Docker or you install XML Director yourself from the sources.
Documentation site update
In order to make XML Director a successful project we take care about up-to-date and accurate documentation. The most current version of the XML Director documentation can be found at here.
Meet us at XML Prague
XML Director project founder Andreas Jung will be at the XML Prague conference next week in Prague. He will give an official talk about "Publishing with CSS Paged Media - A review of existing tools and techniques" as part of the official conference schedule. In addition Andreas will participate in the eXist-db user meeting on the pre-conference Friday and talk about the integration of Plone and eXist-db as part of an ongoing XML publishing project where XML Director is used as the foundation. And perhaps there will a small demo of XML Director at the demo jam during the social event on Saturday night.
We are really excited coming to Prague and meet you all!