Chrome and Firefox Browsers Get PDF Feature Boost

Developers at Google and Mozilla are working to increase PDF functionality in their web browsers.

Mark Long at News Factor says, “Better PDF functions are being built into Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s Firefox.  Chrome 13 beta saves web pages as a PDF file for reading away from an Internet connection. Firefox is getting a pdf.js spec to render web pages as PDFs.”

Some new functionality includes a print-preview function in Chrome that can convert any web page into a PDF file.

Mozilla is working to develop “a secure Relevant Products/Services PDF rendering engine into future Firefox browser releases,” writes Long. Mozilla’s method will be to sandbox the PDF renderer to avoid code-injection attacks.

Country of Origin: United States

Source: News Factor

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