iTextSharp font tag not working with XMLWorker class

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iTextSharp font tag not working with XMLWorker class


I’m using itextsharp 5.3.5 and xml worker to generate the PDF from my html page. In my html page I have a rich text editor which generate the html using the div tags and font tags. Please see the below html piece generated by my field.

<html xml:space="preserve" xmlns=""><div>this text is not <strong>working</strong></div>
<div>text in Red now.</div>
<div>a font thoma and size 5.</div>
<div>here is a link to Google.</div></html>

I found that if I use html worker instead then it converts the above html perfectly in pdf. But not the xml worker. It just didn’t work.

I also found that if I change some of the tags and update my html like below, then xml worker converts it in pdf.

<p>this text is not <strong>working</strong></p>
text in Red now.
        <br />
        a font thoma and size 5.
          here is a link to

        <br />

Now obviously I can’t change the html tags on run time, it will be a big mess. My code is as below.

StringReader html = new StringReader(htmlString);
var xmlWorkerFontProvider = new XMLWorkerFontProvider();
var cssAppliers = new CssAppliersImpl(xmlWorkerFontProvider);
CssFilesImpl cssFiles = new CssFilesImpl();
StyleAttrCSSResolver cssRevolver = new StyleAttrCSSResolver();
HtmlPipelineContext htmlContext = new HtmlPipelineContext(cssAppliers);
PdfWriterPipeline pdfWriterPipeline = new PdfWriterPipeline(document, writer);
IPipeline pipeline = new CssResolverPipeline(cssRevolver, new HtmlPipeline(htmlContext, pdfWriterPipeline));
XMLWorker worker = new XMLWorker(pipeline, true);                
XMLParser xmlParser = new XMLParser(worker);

I would really appreciate if you can guide me, how I can convert the above html in pdf using the xml worker.

If you need any further information, please do let me know.