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Re: Documenting EPUB feature requests

From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:09:03 +0200
To: W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Message-Id: <76052DC7-B6AD-434B-B2D7-B5E4ABB94A0F@edrlab.org>
Hi, 

What W3C CG can do is 
- study a profile or extension of W3C Web Annotations for EPUB (starting from https://www.w3.org/TR/wpub-ann <https://www.w3.org/TR/wpub-ann> I guess), 
- define how Web Annotations should be integrated in an EPUB container when this is desirable, 
- promote the use of Web Annotations and the Web Annotations Protocol (https://www.w3.org/TR/annotation-protocol/ <https://www.w3.org/TR/annotation-protocol/>) in the Publishing industry (-> reading systems).

Best,
Laurent Le Meur / EDRLab


> Le 15 août 2019 à 04:25, George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com> a écrit :
> 
> Hi,
>  
> Annotations are very important for accessibility. Hypothesis is not accessible, but if it were, this could be a great way for Disabled Student Service Offices (DSO) to provided the extended descriptions in EPUB  documents and to we content offered by universities and schools.
>  
> Best
> George
>  
>  
> From: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com> 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:10 PM
> To: Harri Heikkilä <Harri.Heikkila@lamk.fi>
> Cc: Ruth Tait <artbyrt@gmail.com>; W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Documenting EPUB feature requests
>  
> On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 3:44 AM Harri Heikkilä <Harri.Heikkila@lamk.fi <mailto:Harri.Heikkila@lamk.fi>> wrote:
>>  
>> [Brainstorming, ideas]:
>>  
>> 1) Annotation & note creating and sharing systems (for example shared highlightnings in textbooks)
>  
> I've seen demos of reading systems where annotations can be shared among a defined group within a particular reading system. Are you hoping to share annotations across different reading systems? 
>  
>> 2) Glossaries (via popups)
>  
> There is a spec, but I'm not aware of any implementations.
>  
>> 3) Cross reference systems (with previews)
>  
> Are you talking about linking to other EPUBs? This gets really complicated. How would you construct a URL to something that might be available from a hundred different sources, might cost money, and might not be online?
>  
>> 4) Easy support for more typographic finesses (like running headers, block quotes, pull quotes etc.)
>  
> blockquote is a standard HTML element. We do pull quotes all the time with standard HTML and CSS. EPUB tried to specify a mechanism for running heads, but it received little interest or adoption, and so it was removed. 
>  
>> 5) Advanced navigation (see for example how Kindle does it)
>  
> Could you go into more detail about this?
>  
>> 6) Support of social reading functions
>  
> What sort of functions are you thinking of? 
>  
>> 7) Creating a working group with companies offering professional publishing tools to support these kind of features in creating / exporting EPUB (Adobe, Quark, Affinity...)
>  
> We would be delighted if Adobe or Quark participated in the CG. But I think the best thing of all would be EPUB export from Microsoft Word. 
>  
> Thanks,
>  
> Dave


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