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Re: virtual pages is it a best practice?

From: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 11:54:40 -0400
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To: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Cc: W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Interesting idea, and George, your metric is spot-on. When I had my
publishing services business the definition of a "page" (especially needed
because manuscript pages are so variable") was 2,000 characters.

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 11:47 AM George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
wrote:

> Hi EPUB 3 folks,
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> We have brought up the practice of including virtual pages before. The go
> to page function in titles that have a print equivalent  is fabulous, but
> what if there is no print version?
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> A quick check of character of documents I have handy shows that there is
> approximately 2k of characters on a page. I would think that a best
> practice of placing a page break indicator between block items closest to
> that 2k count would work well. Of course, this cannot be a requirement, but
> I wonder about publishing it as a best practice. IMO it would help in
> figuring out how large a title is.
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> Thoughts welcome.
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> Happy GAAD
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> George
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> George Kerscher Ph.D.
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