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XHTML2PDF(1)							   User Commands						      XHTML2PDF(1)

xhtml2pdf - PDF generator using HTML and CSS SYNOPSIS
xhtml2pdf [-b base path] [--base=base path] [-c CSS file] [--css=CSS file] [--css-dump] [-d] [--debug] [--encoding=character encoding] [-h] [--help] [-q] [--quiet] [--version] [-w] [--warn] [-x] [--xml] [--xhtml] [--html] [SRC] [DEST] DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents briefly the xhtml2pdf command. xhtml2pdf is an HTML-to-PDF converter using the ReportLab Toolkit, HTML5lib and pyPdf. It supports HTML 5 and CSS 2.1 (and some of CSS 3). It is completely written in pure Python so it is platform independent. The main benefit of this tool that a user with Web skills like HTML and CSS is able to generate PDF templates very quickly without learning new technologies. Easy integration into Python frameworks like CherryPy, KID Templating, TurboGears, Django, Zope, Plone, Google AppEngine (GAE) etc. OPTIONS
A summary of options is included below. SRC Name of a HTML file or a file pattern using * placeholder. If you want to read from stdin use - as file name. You may also load an URL over HTTP. Take care of putting the src in quotes if it contains characters like ?. DEST Name of the generated PDF file or - if you like to send the result to stdout. Take care that the destination file is not already opened by an other application like the Adobe Reader. If the destination is not writeable a similar name will be calculated automatically. -b, --base Specify a base path if input comes via STDIN. -c, --css Path to default CSS file --css-dump Dumps the default CSS definitions to STDOUT. -d, --debug Show debugging information. --encoding The character encoding of SRC. If left empty (default) this information will be extracted from the HTML header data. -h, --help Show the help text. -q, --quiet Show no messages. --version Show version information. -w, --warn Show warnings -x, --xml, --xhtml Force parsing in XML mode (automatically used if SRC ends with .xml). --html Force parsin in HTML mode (default). AUTHOR
xhtml2pdf was written by Dirk Holtwick <>. This manual page was written by Toby Smithe <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). pisa 02/08/2010 XHTML2PDF(1)

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CSS::Tiny(3pm)						User Contributed Perl Documentation					    CSS::Tiny(3pm)

CSS::Tiny - Read/Write .css files with as little code as possible SYNOPSIS
# In your .css file H1 { color: blue } H2 { color: red; font-family: Arial } .this, .that { color: yellow } # In your program use CSS::Tiny; # Create a CSS stylesheet my $CSS = CSS::Tiny->new(); # Open a CSS stylesheet $CSS = CSS::Tiny->read( 'style.css' ); # Reading properties my $header_color = $CSS->{H1}->{color}; my $header2_hashref = $CSS->{H2}; my $this_color = $CSS->{'.this'}->{color}; my $that_color = $CSS->{'.that'}->{color}; # Changing styles and properties $CSS->{'.newstyle'} = { color => '#FFFFFF' }; # Add a style $CSS->{H1}->{color} = 'black'; # Change a property delete $CSS->{H2}; # Delete a style # Save a CSS stylesheet $CSS->write( 'style.css' ); # Get the CSS as a <style>...</style> tag $CSS->html; DESCRIPTION
"CSS::Tiny" is a perl class to read and write .css stylesheets with as little code as possible, reducing load time and memory overhead. requires about 2.6 meg or ram to load, which is a large amount of overhead if you only want to do trivial things. Memory usage is normally scoffed at in Perl, but in my opinion should be at least kept in mind. This module is primarily for reading and writing simple files, and anything we write shouldn't need to have documentation/comments. If you need something with more power, move up to With the increasing complexity of CSS, this is becoming more common, but many situations can still live with simple CSS files. CSS Feature Support "CSS::Tiny" supports grouped styles of the form "this, that { color: blue }" correctly when reading, ungrouping them into the hash structure. However, it will not restore the grouping should you write the file back out. In this case, an entry in the original file of the form H1, H2 { color: blue } would become H1 { color: blue } H2 { color: blue } "CSS::Tiny" handles nested styles of the form "P EM { color: red }" in reads and writes correctly, making the property available in the form $CSS->{'P EM'}->{color} "CSS::Tiny" ignores comments of the form "/* comment */" on read correctly, however these comments will not be written back out to the file. CSS FILE SYNTAX
Files are written in a relatively human-orientated form, as follows: H1 { color: blue; } .this { color: red; font-size: 10px; } P EM { color: yellow; } When reading and writing, all property descriptors, for example "color" and "font-size" in the example above, are converted to lower case. As an example, take the following CSS. P { Font-Family: Verdana; } To get the value 'Verdana' from the object $CSS, you should reference the key "$CSS->{P}->{font-family}". METHODS
new The constructor "new" creates and returns an empty "CSS::Tiny" object. read $filename The "read" constructor reads a CSS stylesheet, and returns a new "CSS::Tiny" object containing the properties in the file. Returns the object on success, or "undef" on error. read_string $string The "read_string" constructor reads a CSS stylesheet from a string. Returns the object on success, or "undef" on error. clone The "clone" method creates an identical copy of an existing "CSS::Tiny" object. write_string Generates the stylesheet for the object and returns it as a string. write The "write $filename" generates the stylesheet for the properties, and writes it to disk. Returns true on success. Returns "undef" on error. html The "html" method generates the CSS, but wrapped in a "style" HTML tag, so that it can be dropped directly onto a HTML page. xhtml The "html" method generates the CSS, but wrapped in a "style" XHTML tag, so that it can be dropped directly onto an XHTML page. errstr When an error occurs, you can retrieve the error message either from the $CSS::Tiny::errstr variable, or using the "errstr" method. CAVEATS
CSS Rule Order While the order of rules in CSS is important, this is one of the features that is sacrificed to keep things small and dependency-free. If you need to preserve order yourself, we recommend that you upgrade to the more powerful CSS module. If this is not possible in your case, alternatively it can be done with the help of another module such as Tie::IxHash: my $css = CSS::Tiny->new; tie %$css, 'Tie::IxHash'; $css->read('style.css'); Note: You will also need to remember to add the additional dependency to your code or module in this case. SUPPORT
Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at <> For other issues, or commercial enhancement or support, contact the author. AUTHOR
Adam Kennedy <> SEE ALSO
CSS, <>, Config::Tiny, <> COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2002 - 2010 Adam Kennedy. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module. perl v5.10.1 2010-09-03 CSS::Tiny(3pm)
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