[reportlab-users] outputting simple multi-page tabular grid
andy at reportlab.com
Tue May 3 15:06:54 EDT 2005
> EXACTLY. I've said this before, but I never tire of hearing my own voice.
> HTML with CSS is just this close (fingers pinched very close together)
> to being THE ultimate, generic, platform-independent reporting
> solution. It is simple, flexible, easy to generate automatically, and
> extremely well understood. With just a few extensions for page
> management and items like widows, it could replace Crystal Reports and
> even Acrobat in a heartbeat.
> Of course, that isn't exactly the kind of thing the folks at ReportLab
> want to hear...
It would, of course, need support from Microsoft. Who have
just announced Metro, their rival to PDF (I just waded through
the 340-page spec). Who would presumably not want to pull the
legs out of their new initiative this year, at least, with
something that easy and obvious.
OTOH, I suppose you could roll your sleeves up and contribute
to Mozilla. Just bear in mind those 'few extensions' might
involve quite a bit of rewriting...
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