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Re: An unexpected usage of EPUB:-)

From: Belfanti, Paul <paul.belfanti@pearson.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:49:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAEp4giptPF-pSMrJ7jucmkfgxwYBcQMcDcknHKtxrc3_yn4sEw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
And does it generate a valid EPUB 3? One that would pass epubcheck?

Either way, it's good/interesting news.

*Paul*
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On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com>
wrote:

> 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?
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> Livio
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> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
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>> 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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>> :-)
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>> Ivan
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