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RE: Adaptive images

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 02:21:12 -0700
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D23D6B9E57D654429A9AB6918CACEAA98064C20F3F@NAMBX02.corp.adobe.com>
There are many possible processing models for EPUB; from doing what you suggest (embedded web server working on unzipped content) to completely native processing and variants in between.   There is no specific/single implementation or requirement for same in the standard.

Also, there is no requirement that the entire bundle be downloaded either - you could use byte range requests.


-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Dubost [mailto:karld@opera.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:44 PM
To: Maciej Stachowiak
Cc: Tab Atkins Jr.; Leonard Rosenthol; Henri Sivonen; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Adaptive images

Le 31 mai 2011 à 22:08, Maciej Stachowiak a écrit :
> I also don't think a solution that requires the server to make the choice by sending it a special header is very good. It is not usable in server-free environments such as widgets or ebooks.

It might be a little bit off-track but I wonder what is the processing model of epub files, once the zipped bundle is downloaded. Basically, I naïvely wonder why once downloaded and unpacked it is not possible to create a Web server where the root is the root of the epub file. It could be an in memory HTTP server. 

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/

Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software

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