Re: print html without netscape
Michael D. Crawford wrote:
It seems to me that you could write a command-line program that links to
Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine to render HTML into an in-memory
graphics buffer. Then you could dump the bitmap to the printer, or save
it as a TIFF file or bitmap EPS file.
I haven't heard of software that does this yet, but I think it would be
straightforward to do it. You could even run this from a cron job to
spit automatically generated HTML to the printer every hour or day.
It looks like Gecko's home page is at:
This "solution" may not be what the original poster had in mind, but
OpenOffice.org "Writer" will read and print html files! In fact, so
will Kword and AbiWord claims to be able to open them too. I just
checked here, and the best rendering, IMHO, was done by the
OpenOffice.org program. My install of AbiWord refused to open the test
The neat thing about this method is that you can use the word processor
to clean up any formatting problems you might have before printing.