Rodster001 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I have a project I am about to begin but I thought I would post here to get some feedback on my approach first.

I am working for a company that works with a lot (thousands) of PDFs. Managing all of those is obviously a nightmare. So, while I am unable to get them away from using PDFs, I have convinced them to insert the "pieces" of the document into a DB, then use a script to merge the data with a template and generate the PDF on the fly.

I have decided that I would have them upload the content via a HTML form and insert into the database. Then, upon HTTP request, merge the data with an HTML template and use a HTML to PDF converter (I noticed there is quite a few out there) to produce the PDF for download/viewing.

What are your opinions on this approach? Can you recommend a HTML to PDF converter that you have had success with?

Thank you!