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PDF.js – HTML5 Portable Document Format Renderer

Posted · Category: License Free, Tools

PDF.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer without native code assistance.

pdf.js is community-driven and supported by Mozilla Labs. The goal is to create a general-purpose, web standards-based platform for parsing and rendering PDFs, and eventually release a PDF reader extension powered by pdf.js. Integration with Firefox is a possibility if the experiment proves successful.


Requirements: JavaScript Framework, HTML5
Demo: http://mozilla.github.com/pdf.js/web/viewer.html
License: License Free

  • Martin V.

    very cool project, but still lots of bugs and not for production use :(

    gonna keep an eye on that one, looks really promising.

  • Beben Koben

    rumor in 2013, microsoft will add PDF viewer & edit on microsoft word?
    very cool project :D

  • James

    Martin, I agree, this is an amazing piece of technology and I hope it develops into a production ready tool.

    Although I feel PDF is not the best file format for online there are just too many documents in PDF format to try and ignore it.

    Absolute kudos to the developers for this project.

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