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Re: "Responsive Ebook Design"

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:03:03 +0100
Cc: "Shinyu Murakami (村上真雄)" <murakami@vivliostyle.com>, W3C Digital Publishing Discussion list <public-digipub@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Leonard,

this is all true. However, the current solution for multiple rendition is closely tied to EPUB and I was just wondering whether the same notions (and solutions) would have their place as part of a more general solution, e.g., CSS or similar.

Ivan



> On 15 Jan 2015, at 15:20 , Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com> wrote:
> 
> Ivan - the OWP is not tied to the W3C.  There are MANY technologies that
> are standardized by other organizations that are part of the OWP.  Just
> looking at the OWP wiki at the W3C
> (<http://www.w3.org/wiki/Open_Web_Platform>), I see three - ECMAScript
> (ECMA), HTTP (IETF) and URI (IETF).
> 
> And then there are various other standards referenced from the HTML or SVG
> specifications that come from elsewhere such as ICC Profiles, OpenType and
> JPEG which are all ISO standards.
> 
> To quote the first line of that wiki:
> The Open Web Platform is the collection of open (royalty-free)
> technologies which enables the Web. Using the Open Web Platform, everyone
> has the right to implement a software component of the Web without
> requiring any approvals or waiving license fees.
> 
> Doesn’t matter where they come from as long as they meet that goal.
> 
> 
> Leonard
> 
> 
> 
> On 1/15/15, 9:30 AM, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> (+cc to the IG list)
>> 
>> Thanks Shinyu!
>> 
>> I am not familiar with the details of the EPUB multiple rendition spec,
>> but it does raise a question: isn't this something that should be
>> available in the OWP? Isn't this a requirement this group should describe
>> to the the XXX WG? (I am not sure what 'XXX' is.)
>> 
>> Ivan
>> 
>>> On 12 Jan 2015, at 16:45 , Shinyu Murakami <murakami@vivliostyle.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi DigiPub people,
>>> 
>>> I'd like to introduce an interesting article:
>>> 
>>> Responsive Ebook Design: A Primer
>>> by Sanders Kleinfeld (O'Reilly Media)
>>> 
>>> https://medium.com/@sandersk/responsive-ebook-design-a-primer-8bba0132821
>>> 9
>>> 
>>> I deeply agree to the author that we need open-standard, responsive
>>> alternatives to fixed layout.
>>> I am happy I can contribute to this area through the Vivliostyle (open
>>> source, web browser based CSS typesetting) project, that is mentioned in
>>> this article.
>>> 
>>> Vivliostyle Project
>>> https://github.com/vivliostyle/vivliostyle
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Shinyu Murakami (村上 真雄)
>>> CEO & Founder, Vivliostyle Inc.
>>> http://vivliostyle.com
>>> murakami@vivliostyle.com
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
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>> Ivan Herman, W3C
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>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 


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