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The Common LaTeX Service Interface (CLSI) is an API providing access to an online LaTeX compiler. The CLSI has a single access point at http://clsi.scribtex.com/clsi/compile where you can send a XML request supplying the files you wish to compile.

Developer Token

You will need a developer token to access the CLSI. A token can be requested by emailing james@scribtex.com.

Compile process

The client sends a post request to /clsi/compile with the request body containing XML like the following:


<compile>
  <token>AdWn34899sKd03S</token>

  <resources root-resource-path='main.tex'>
    <resource path="main.tex">
      <![CDATA[
        \documentclass{article}
        \begin{document}
        Hello World!
        \end{document}
      ]]>
    </resource>
  </resources>
</compile>

See Request Format for more details.

The server will then send a response telling the client where to get the compiled files in the following format:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<compile>
  <status>success</status>
  <output>
    <file type="pdf" url="http://clsi.scribtex.com/output/042621e09d8b6fdf9ceaa3c223827cbb/output.pdf" mimetype="application/pdf"/>
  </output>
  <logs>
    <file type="log" url="http://clsi.scribtex.com/output/042621e09d8b6fdf9ceaa3c223827cbb/output.log" mimetype="text/plain"/>
  </logs>
</compile>

See Response Format for more details.

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.