Convert html-to-pdf via dockerized chrome headless
Because currently the
--print-to-pdf CLI switch does not allow disabling of
header/footer the approach uses a nodejs script which connects to chrome via
that the page is fully rendered.
Check out the code by my colleague: chrome-headless-render.
How to run it?
You need to mount a container workdir locally to be able to get the output file.
Also because chrome uses some kernel feature for sandboxing you need to run the container
--privileged mode. It's possible to work around this by disabling sandboxing
but this seems to work best.
The workdir is
/tmp/html-to-pdf, thus running:
docker run -v /your-local-dir:/tmp/html-to-pdf --privileged pink33n/html-to-pdf --url http://google.com --pdf out.pdf
Why not use google-chrome deb repository?
As it is an unstable version things will probably change & break, you will want
your pdf output stable.
You'll want a specific version of chrome and this is the way to guarantee that.
The container versioning scheme is