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Introduction

A system that will accept a multipart form upload and load execute a pdf2htmlEX executable, to convert a pdf to an html document.

Usage

$>shjs server.js

Specification

When the user picks a file from their computer and the form is submitted, the upload begins. While uploading, the status text paragraph should be updating with the current percentage complete at least once every 2 seconds. While uploading, the user should be able to enter text into the title text field.

When the upload completes, the pdf2htmlEX executable is triggered and the status text should display the path on the server to the saved file, and the current value of the title text field should be posted to the server. The response to the form post request should display both the title and the path to the file.

Features

  • To get all the list of files uploaded and converted access api

    • http://host:port/get_list
  • To download the file access api

    • http://host:port/output/yourfile.html (Got from the above api)

Installation Notes

  • Step 1
    • Install Macports - for mac
    • Install yum,apt-get etc - for linux
  • Step 2

    • Install GCC > 4.4.6 and above
    • Select GCC 4.7(preffered) and above using - $sudo port select --list gcc
  • Step 3 : Install CMake,make,pkg-config

  • Step 4 : Install poppler 0.20.4 +
  • Step 5 : Install fontforge
  • Step 6 : Install pdftohtmlEX
  • Step 7 : After Compilation test completely for pdf-html conversion.

Dependancies

Shell.js

formidable.js

paperboy.js

pdf2htmlEX and its dependancies

FAQ's

  • Incase your compiler doesnt support round function, Edit the round code in text.cc in pdf2htmlEX to create a function like below.
   int round(double number){
        return (number >= 0) ? (int)(number + 0.5) : (int)(number - 0.5);
   }
  • To select the preferred gcc,

    • Use $sudo port select -list gcc
    • $sudo port select -set gcc

Copyrights

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 Lalith Balasubramanian (ICRL)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Contact

  • Lalith Balasubramanian lalith87@gmail.com
    • Suggestions and questions are welcome.
    • Please use the latest master branch.
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