Write a media wiki extension/ Edit the collection extension that adds browser based pdf rendering support.
The browser based pdf rendering support should be available through the "Download as pdf" link on the sidebar of a wikipage, not abolishing the current latex download.
More details can be found in the mock, see @Nirzar's comment below
- The extension should check if the article really exists before sending it to the service
Please link against the toollabs server for now:
This task does not include any parts related to improved styling of the pdf
One of the wishes of the 2015 German-speaking community wishlist as well as the international community wishlist was the support of tables in pdfs: T135643.
It would take an enormous engineering effort to add tables to the current latex layout in a way that 80%-90% of the tables display correctly. 10%-20% would always be off due to the different capabilities of the two media (printed, layouted page versus HTML). Therefore the idea is to offer another way of rendering pdfs. The new browser-based rendering version will not have the well designed latex layout (at least for the start), but look like the printed website - not perfect for print, but at least complete.