XML/XHTML and CSS 2.1 renderer in pure Java
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Flying Saucer

http://code.google.com/p/flying-saucer/ Please see project website for links to git, mailing lists, issue tracker, etc.


Flying Saucer is a pure-Java library for rendering arbitrary well-formed XML (or XHTML) using CSS 2.1 for layout and formatting, output to Swing panels, PDF, and images.

Comprehensive documentation available in our user's guide, linked from our website at http://code.google.com/p/flying-saucer/ For information on our development releases, please contact us on our mailing lists.

If you end up using Flying Saucer for your own projects, please drop us an email and tell us about it; it helps inform where we go next, and is interesting and inspiring to other developers.


Flying Saucer is distributed under the LGPL. Flying Saucer itself is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later, available at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html. You can use Flying Saucer in any way and for any purpose you want as long as you respect the terms of the license. A copy of the LGPL license is included as license-lgpl-2.1.txt or license-lgpl-3.txt in our distributions and in our source tree.

Flying Saucer uses a couple of FOSS packages to get the job done. A list of these, along with the license they each have, is listed in the LICENSE file in our distribution.


New releases of Flying Saucer are distributed through Maven. The available artifacts are:

org.xhtmlrenderer:flying-saucer-core - Core library and Java2D rendering org.xhtmlrenderer:flying-saucer-pdf - PDF output using iText org.xhtmlrenderer:flying-saucer-swt - SWT output org.xhtmlrenderer:flying-saucer-log4j - Logging plugin for log4j


There is a large amount of sample code under the flying-saucer-demos directory. A pre-configured Eclipse project is provided to run a few of them.

For users of other IDEs, make sure the src/java and resources directories under the about, docbook, svg, and browser directories are available on the build path. samples/src and splash should also be in the build path.

flying-saucer-core, flying-saucer-pdf, and flying-saucer-swt must also be on the build path as well as the an SWT JAR for your OS.

The Eclipse config files as committed with flying-saucer-swt use a Linux SWT JAR. You will need to update if using another OS.

org.xhtmlrenderer.demo.browser.BrowserStartup will start the browser demo.

Some good entry points (classes) are: org.xhtmlrenderer.simple.XHTMLPanel org.xhtmlrenderer.simple.PDFRenderer org.xhtmlrenderer.simple.ImageRenderer