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Re: An unexpected usage of EPUB:-)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:56:01 +0100
Cc: Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7AF8D0B9-EA20-4BD0-B551-027464C39215@w3.org>
To: Paul Belfanti <paul.belfanti@pearson.com>

> On 19 Nov 2014, at 14:49 , Belfanti, Paul <paul.belfanti@pearson.com> wrote:
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> And does it generate a valid EPUB 3? One that would pass epubcheck?

You made me curious: I checked it with validator.idpf.org/application/validate. It passes. (But the original file is very simple, only text with some styling)

Ivan

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> Either way, it's good/interesting news.
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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:
> 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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