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Re: An unexpected usage of EPUB:-)

From: George Walkley <george.walkley@hachette.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:41:26 +0000
To: "Belfanti, Paul" <paul.belfanti@pearson.com>, Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com>
CC: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D0925C0A.5C36D%george.walkley@hachette.co.uk>
@liza took a look at this when the feature was first introduced:


From: <Belfanti>, Paul <paul.belfanti@pearson.com<mailto:paul.belfanti@pearson.com>>
Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:49
To: Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com<mailto:l.mondini@webprofession.com>>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org<mailto:ivan@w3.org>>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org<mailto:public-digipub-ig@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: An unexpected usage of EPUB:-)
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And does it generate a valid EPUB 3? One that would pass epubcheck?

Either way, it's good/interesting news.

Paul Belfanti
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On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Livio Mondini <l.mondini@webprofession.com<mailto: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?


On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org<mailto: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.

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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