Flying saucer (library)

Flying saucer (library)

name = Flying Saucer

caption = webpage rendered with Flying Saucer
developer =
latest_release_version = R7
latest_release_date = July 14, 2007
latest_preview_version = R8 pre2
latest_preview_date = January 28 2008
operating_system = Cross-platform
genre = XHTML / CSS renderer library
license = LGPL
website = []

Flying Saucer (also called XHTML renderer is a pure Java library for rendering XML, XHTML, and CSS 2.1 content.

It is intended for embedding web-based user interfaces into Java applications , but cannot be used as a general purpose Web browser since it does not support malformed legacy HTML.


Flying Saucer was started in 2004 by Joshua Marinacci [cite web
title=My new opensource project: Flying Saucer, an all Java XHTML renderer
] , which was later hired by Sun Microsystems. It is still an open-source project unrelated to Sun.

Sun Microsystems once planned to include Flying Saucer in F3 [cite web
title=F3 and HTML
quote="We plan on incorporating the Flying Saucer Java XHTML renderer into F3 eventually"
] , the scripting language based on the Java platform which later became JavaFX Script.


Flying saucer is said to provide a very good compliance on XHTML and CSS 2.1 standards [cite web
title=Flying Saucer - Default branch
] [cite web
title=Flying Saucer R7 is out
] , even being able to render correctly some webpages that appeared broken in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari [cite web
title=XHTML/CSS Rendering In Swing
quote="The support for XHTML and CSS 2.1 is great and the rendering very fast. I was particularly surprised by the quality of the rendering of, which caused many troubles to IE, Firefox and Safari"
] .


External links

* [ Generate PDF with Flying Saucer]
* [ Flying Saucer stated as one of ten amazing Java applications]

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