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Hi All

I know this might sound strange, but I'm in the process of doing an ASP page that will output a report in a particular format. Think of it as an ASP form that generates a certificate or an invoice.

Now the quickest and cheapest option seems to be to output this to a HTML-created page, but is this the accepted norm to generate a new page/tab as a HTML-generated report? I just think it should be outputting to something like PDF or Word, but I think techie-peers are clouding my judgement when I should look to offer HTML, PDF or RTF(??) as an option.

Does anybody else generate a report as a new page/tab? Any probs with this?

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It depends what you wish or think the users will do with the output. if its a:

- certificate I would produce a PDF for sure. You need a guarantee it hold form/style etc...

- Invoice I would just make sure its not editable, so PDF or HTML. Not word.

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but is this the accepted norm to generate a new page/tab as a HTML-generated report?
of course, why not. As I said above it depends what you wish or think the users will do with the output
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