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Re: EPUB 3.1 title and subtitle of a work, multiple roles of creators and contributors

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 17:48:06 +0200
To: public-epub3@w3.org
Message-ID: <1637465.Bn2WToDFdE@ap03>
Daniel Glazman:

>> a) Assume we have a work with title and subtitle.

>The only way I found is through a 3.1 meta element.

How?/Which?/Link? ;o)


author role

>Maybe this needs to be changed to a comma-separated list of three-
>letter lowercase codes and it's probably urgent.

Not unproblematic, because it is in EPUB2 and EPUB3 no list, it was always 
either three letters or 'oth.*' with * your specific choice beyond the 
predefined options.
Anyway several EPUB-reader (and -checker) cause trouble anyway with meta data,
presumably such a change with something complex like a comma-separated list 
may cause even more fun with them for the next years ;o)

But if one starts to list the same author multiple times with different role,
there is a good chance for funny results in the usual suspects of EPUB readers
as well ...

The meta element and refines attribute in EPUB 3 has the big advantage to be 
very flexible and it causes no relevant trouble with old EPUB 2 (or naively 
implemented EPUB 3) readers (because they ignore it completely ;o)

>Do you want to file the
>issue at
>  https://github.com/IDPF/epub-revision/issues

I have no account there.
I found already another bug in the epubcheck 4 resulting in serious problems 
for authors of books with XHTML+SVG content with such a validation done by 
book distributors, fortunately it was already known there, but still 
unfixed/open, therefore I did not try to create yet another account somewhere.

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