Opera wants to integrate Mozilla’s own browser pdf.js

May

9

2014

Opera wants pdf.js a PDF reader in browser by Mozilla developed, integrated into browsers. Currently pdf.js used in Firefox. It is still unclear when Opera deployment has completed.

Opera developer Thorben Bochenek describes in a guest posting on the blog Hack Mozilla that the Norwegian browser maker was looking for a good PDF reader for Opera. Soon they came to pdf.js, the JavaScript library that PDF files include Firefox is readable. On closer examination of the code Bochenek was in his own words impressed, but there was still room for improvement, especially when rendering complex PDF files and the processing speed.

Bochenek investigated using some old PCs to correctly render PDFs by pdf.js, where he watched the speed. In total he had seven different pdf.js render PDF documents. According to the developer knows pdf.js show, while 0.8 percent of crashes when opening. 96 percent of the tested files in a good way Also, the speed would be in order.

The Opera developer says now contributing to the code of pdf.js and the developer says he wants to record. Pdf reader in Opera That is called, because Chrome, which the current Opera browsers are based, already includes its own PDF reader. Striking The pdf.js implementation will be activated by means of a flag in the next test versions of Opera and eventually need the pdf reader is fully integrated. Norwegian browser

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