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Re: Documenting EPUB feature requests

From: Ruth Tait <artbyrt@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 18:51:54 -0400
Message-Id: <067D2D42-F8CA-4477-9A52-6CC4C462887D@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Number 10…. 
No native support for book-specific semantics. For academic publishing in particular, the absence of native support for book-specific structures such as glossaries, note reference systems and advanced cross-reference systems pose a limitation that negatively impacts the behavioral repertoire of reading systems.

seems to address my previous comment ref. *footnotes*. As I do not have the ability to work with scripts (I’m a designer, not a programmer), I’m reliant on working with current markup contexts. This, by definition, undermines the idea of a *best practice*… and exists more in the realm of hack or best guess. Without faulting the work of the EPUB cg, I would stress that these book-specific semantics do have explicit, non-negotionable functions. EPUB UX and users will benefit from addressing these semantics in a specific, targeted way.

ruth tait

> On Aug 7, 2019, at 4:00 PM, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've started a wiki page (https://github.com/w3c/publ-cg/wiki/Features-people-have-requested-for-EPUB <https://github.com/w3c/publ-cg/wiki/Features-people-have-requested-for-EPUB>) which documents feature requests for EPUB, old and new.
> This is mostly to facilitate CG discussion on the road map, but perhaps will be useful for other purposes. 
> Feel free to contribute!
> Thanks,
> Dave

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