[ic] Problems generating PDF:s on the fly with HTML::HTMLDoc
mike at perusion.com
Thu Nov 27 06:48:32 EST 2003
Quoting Rene Hertell (interchange-users at hertell.com):
> Hi all,
> I have been trying to create an usertag that would return a PDF on-the-fly (by using HTMLDoc and the HTML::HTMLDoc CPAN module). My problem is that I can't get this script to work within IC. It works perfectly when I run it from a separate Perl-script, but running it as an usertag creates only an empty file (0 bytes) or returns nothing.
> The perldoc for HTML::HTMLDoc explains that there are problems when
> using the module in a "mod_perl-environment" because of some troubles
> that the IPC::Open3 module has with returning standard-output. This
> problem can be solved so that it wont use IPC::Open3, but that did not
> help (it creates that empty file).
Interchange won't work with IPC::Open3 in the normal course of events,
as most daemons will not.
> What does a "mod_perl-environment" mean? I assume that IC is running
> in this mode, but is it possible to by-pass this?
I would think producing a file and giving a location might be
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