This is how I did it.. 1) I used a invisible signed applet within the jsp page which renders the screen. 2) The user selects the documents to be printed and passes this info to the applet. 3) The applet take this info and calls a servlet which creates the corresponding XMLs. 4) The XSLTHandler within the applet then renders the pdf to the default printer on the client side. The XSLT input handler takes in the XSD and the created XML as its parameter during instanciation..
Sorry to be short as i am busy here but can get in detail if reqd.. Thanks Manoj "Charles Ohana" <[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> rp.com> cc: Subject: Re: Printing PDF on the client default printer. 11/30/2004 12:19 PM Please respond to fop-dev wow!!! sounds great... Where can we get that ??? Thanx. ----- Original Message ----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 9:02 AM Subject: Printing PDF on the client default printer. Just wanted everyone to know that I have successfully implemented client side printing using FOP.... Eg: If the XML file gets created on the webserver which is located in Los Angeles and the user in London, then the XML is converted to PDF and the PDF file is printed on the clients default printer in London. Thanks Manoj -----Forwarded by Manoj Nair/LA/SPE on 11/30/2004 09:00AM ----- To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 10/21/2004 10:13AM Subject: Printing PDF on the client default printer. ****************************** I had posted this in the fop-user group and the responses indicated that there is no way this can be implemented currently. Just wanted an opinion from the fop-dev crowd. Thanks ****************************** My requirement is to render an XML as a PDF and then print the PDF on the clients default printer. I dont want the PDF to prompt user to open the acrobat reader. I already have an applet on the client side which uses PrinterJob class to popup the printer selection box on client side. Now how do I redirect the content from server to this printer? Should I use Driver.RENDER_PRINT / Driver.RENDER_PCL set in the fop driver renderer ? and what content type should the response object return? Thanks Manoj PS: I have successfully use the FopPrinter example ( FopPrintServlet ) to print pdfs on the app servers default printer but what I need is to be able to print on the clients default printer and not on servers printer.