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  Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application
Subject:   I'm a layman - private publisher
Date:   2003-10-03 13:46:04
From:   anonymous2
As a layman what can I do with the following request?
I am looking for a solution to a question that I'm sure has come up before, but which I don't find addressed in much detail in any of the usual places (FAQ's, searching groups).


I want to sell certain types of documents that I create on the web. Log-in, enter your credit card number, download/receive as attachment/order printed version.


I haven't seen any foolproof protection for documents, but I'm hoping that a sufficient answer would be to DYNAMICALLY GENERATE A PASSWORD FOR EACH ORDER FROM ORDER PAGE, and DYNAMICALLY apply that password to the document that's been ordered.


The intent is to slow down passing documents along to those who did not pay for it. Generally, if they did not pay for it they will not read it carefully and act accordingly, or such is the notion in the "something-for-nothing-world."


Thank you in advance.


Shalom,
Your Thankful Rabbi


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  • I'm a layman - private publisher
    2004-04-21 11:35:22  Retric [View]

    Yes you can do this. It will take some resorces depending on the lenght of the document but if your selling it it's not a big deal.


    Note: If they see it they can print it and then they can OCR it and make a new PDF but if your selling it on the cheep it's probably ok.