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Sorry for the delay with the reply.
we have a problem in conjunction with the definition of stylesheets. Currently we set the stylesheet file via call to PD4ML.addStyle(), e.g.
We define the page header using the method PD4ML.setPageHeader(somePD4PageMark).
We use PD4PageMark.setHTMLTemplate(someHTML) to set the HTML content.
addStyle() method impacts only the main document and headers/footers defined inline (with
First of all: Does “someHTML” have to be valid HTML, that means does it have to contain tags like “” or ““?
Yes, if you need to specify a style to a header or footer defined API- way, “someHTML” should contain all the ,, tags and a style section or a reference to an external stylesheet. Unfortunately it cannot inherit style of the main document.
After that, we render the page using the method PD4ML.render(someURL, someStream);
The problem concerning the stylesheet definition now is as follows:
The stylesheet file contains the following style definition:
The resulting pdf document only contains the header, but not the content retrieved by call to PD4ML.render(). (We found out that the content somehow gets painted over by the background-color.)
After removing “background-color: white” out of this style definition, everthing works fine. As our customers can define their own styles for their printings, we cannot assure that a customers won’t create a stylesheet we ran in problems with. Could you please instruct us how to prevent that issue?
It seems to be a bug in our code. In the most recent betas of v351 we addressed a similar issue. By the way, which PD4ML version do you use? You may check that if you open a generated PDF in Acroread and inspect File->Properties->Application