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Re: An unexpected usage of EPUB:-)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:48:56 +0100
Cc: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <111AFAFB-099F-4568-99D5-F42F6A7CE474@w3.org>
To: Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com>

> On 19 Nov 2014, at 14:25 , Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com> wrote:
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> I agree, many blind people that i know do the same finding much more confortable with HTML. But have you looked at what sort of html Pages generate?

You mean the HTML as part of the EPUB file? At first glance it looks pretty clean, nothing to do with the horrible HTML Word generates. CSS is used properly (actually, factored out into a separate file); the only unclean thing I found was that a list was not translated into a <ul><li>...</ul> structure but to <p>-s with appropriate CSS styling. But it may well be that the original Pages did not use a proper listing either, I have not checked.

Ivan

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> Livio
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> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> I realized today a strange thing when using Mac' Pages program (that is a Word-like program for Mac, produced by Apple, although infinitely simpler than Word). Pages has various export functionalities. To my surprise, it does not have an HTML export; to my even greater (and pleasant) surprise, it has an EPUB export. Which makes sense if the document contains drawings, for example.
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> This is pretty much in line with our thoughts on epub.next, and also has a side effect. If one wants simply an HTML from a text only page, then generate the EPUB, unzip it, and there you have the HTML...
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> Ivan
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