We have a new and exciting release of the HTML to PDF API with many improvements, a brand new rendering engine and new features.
In order to switch to the new version you will need to change your API url from v2 to v3, as in
It is mostly backwards compatible so you should be able to switch without any issues.
Faster Rendering: The version 3 of PDF API is around twice as fast compared to v2.
Better Engine: Our rendering engine now uses the latest Chromium releases, providing better standards compliance.
New Wait Modes: In previous versions the API would wait for the window load event before rendering the pdf. Now you have an option to wait for network to become idle using
wait=network parameter to ensure pages load completely even with a lot of async resources.
Shutter: If you need to control the precise moment of capture, you can use
shutter=<css selector> parameter to wait for a DOM element before capture. Combined with js injection, you can control the render time as you wish.
Media Emulation: Now it’s possible to emulate print css media using
emulate_media=print parameter if you wish to capture pages in printing mode.
More Metadata: Using the
json=true parameter now returns details regarding to the page and server response, as well as the CDN url of the captured image as it always did.
Better Error Reporting: The new API is more transparent regarding to the errors caused by the remote server or on our end. You can work around errors more easily due to this granular error information.
Ability To Capture Error Pages: The previous API would only capture pages with status code of 200-299, now you can override this behavior using