About Web Interface for AH Formatter

Simplify client access to AH Formatter Server via the internet.

Web Interface for Formatter sends XML files and stylesheets to your AH Formatter Server instance and receives back a PDF document. It includes a Folder Monitoring Service that allows you to easily convert by adding target files to a specified folder. It also notifies you when the conversion has finished.

Client Side
Simply add the code provided to your client application. It automatically builds commands for sending XML data and XSL or CSS stylesheets to the server for processing.

Processing Data on the Server Side
First, it transforms the XML data into XSL-FO using an XSLT processor on the server. Then it starts AH Formatter and returns a PDF to the client machine. To create PDFs from XML files you don't need AH Formatter installed on the client machine.

Based on JavaScript
Commands are sent using standard JavaScript (ECMAScript).

SOAP/HTTP Protocol
The SOAP/HTTP protocol is used for the transfer of messages between the server and the client.

Folder Monitoring Service
The Folder Monitoring Service is a client side Windows service that detects documents automatically and outputs the converted result. The following files can be included in the archive for conversion.

  • Target documents including XML,XSL, FO, HTML, CSS and WML.
  • Command file.
  • External reference files including images.