I know, this topic has been discussed a lot. I have done a lot of research on the subject and took many different approaches to this problem, but nothing conclusive yet.
Here is the issue: Domino 6.5 server, meaning only Java 1.3 SDK available. Goal is to take a Notes document and send it to a different system in either HTML of PDF format. These files are then integrated to other stuff and will eventually end up on a Blackberry.
Images might be embedded in the Notes document and we need them. No third party tool can be involved as that company is phasing out Notes and the application that I work on has a very limited life (1-2 years top).
Now iText is almost out of question as I have to use some pretty old versions and the ones with HTML and RTF support are not giving good results.
I also tried exporting the document as DXL but the issue I have with this approach is that all the 6.5 examples about using XSLT to convert DXL to a standard HTML page are in the Sandbox, and of course, I don’t have a copy of the sandbox (deleted my replica thinking it would NEVER go offline… bummer). Edit: I now have a link to the Sandbox but didn’find anything helpful…
I also used Julian Robichaux’s RT2HTML ( http://www.nsftools.com/tips/NotesTips.htm#richtexttohtml ) , which works wonders, but I have no clue what to do to convert the MIME/HTML that is generated by this app: it is basically the content of the email that would be sent. I need an HTML page with related images created for this approach to work. I have to admit, I know zip about MIME.
I also tried converting to RTF but the rendering has some issues that make this solution unusable.
If you have any hints or help for one of the above approaches, please let me know. I don’t need info on third party products, or know that the Notes document could be opened through the browser, just focus on what I have described here. There are lots of missing small details, but the essential parts are there.
Remember that the output I need is a PDF or and HTML representation of Notes document that contains rich text fields. All that has to be done on a Domino 6.5 server.
If you need more info, you can drop me a note at dubuc_benoit at hotmail.com
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot,