Our application absolutely requires tables spanning mulitple pages. Are we
trying to fit a square peg into a round hole incorporating FOP into a
reporting app as opposed to book publishing?

Matt Savino

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J.Pietschmann [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 3:05 PM
> Subject: Re: Why is FO(P) a superior model than what most proprietary
> tool s propose
> Carter, Will wrote:
> > I am in the process of working out an embedded (servlet) 
> FOP solution for
> > some financial reporting.  The generated pdfs are probably 
> around 20 pages..
> > does anyone have any info about memory requirements or 
> problems I will run
> > into with multiple concurrent users?
> The memory requirements depend on the complexity of the
> layout (tables spanning multiple pages are bad), how big
> included graphics are (they are all held in memory), and,
> often the worst of all, whether you are using forward
> references, like the popular "page x of y" (which forces
> all pages and dependent data to be held in memory until
> rendering is finished).
> I've been able to render 500 Page books without problems.
> J.Pietschmann

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