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Re: virtual pages is it a best practice?

From: Heather Hedden <heather@hedden.net>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:17:22 -0400
Message-ID: <CAB088WEe7ESRWnVP0V=-_CksX+G19enpDhRFEiG3vxV_gUXYRQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Cc: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Hi Bill and all,

Virtual pages can also support the implementation of back-of-the-book style
browsable indexes. Index entries in print point to page numbers; index
entries in ebooks should redirect to the virtual page. Index entries refer
to topics discussed, perhaps in a paragraph or more, not to merely a
matching single word in the text, thus a link to a "page" is more
appropriate than a link to a word in the middle of a sentence.

Heather Hedden
Heather@Hedden.net
www.hedden-information.com

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 11:56 AM Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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,
>>
>>
>>
>> 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?
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thoughts welcome.
>>
>>
>>
>> Happy GAAD
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>>
>> George Kerscher Ph.D.
>>
>> -In our Information Age, access to information is a fundamental human
>> right.
>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
>>
>
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