SEATTLE, March 2001 - Now you can create bar codes on your web server using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Azalea Software’s bar code fonts. Anyone browsing such a web site will see bar codes displayed on the screen and can print them out as well.
As use of the Internet increases, bar codes will be used online for the same kinds of things they are elsewhere: ID, inventory, tracking, shipping, and other purposes. For example, if you go to a company’s web site to arrange the return of merchandise, the web site can generate a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form complete with a bar code for tracking purposes. You would be directed to print out the RMA and include it with the item your are returning.
Cascading Style Sheets are easy to implement. Pages generated using CSS are quick to download and don’t require large graphics files. CSS can be used on any server, running any OS. The use of fonts and CSS lends itself to real-time dynamic applications.
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