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Re: Discover new usage of epub

From: Zheng Xu <zxu@gardenia-corp.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2022 10:17:41 -0500
Message-ID: <c637b913-72df-1c45-ac56-8ee660b3881a@gardenia-corp.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Publishing Community Group <public-publishingcg@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Business Group <public-publishingbg@w3.org>, W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>
Awesome. Lemme try out the r2epub.

And yes I will try to submit that as an official implementation report 
this weekend.


Cheers,

Zheng


On 2022-01-05 8:58 a.m., Ivan Herman wrote:
>
>
>> On 5 Jan 2022, at 14:11, Xu Zheng (gardenia) <zxu@gardenia-corp.com> 
>> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for try it out Ivan!
>>
>> Lemme also try out it with EPUBReader extension. Maybe it's time to 
>> add simple Q&A on the website now.
>>
>>
>> Yeah, wysebee allows javascript to run as content creator wish so I 
>> think that might be the secret for this book. (probably can 
>> convert/package all the W3C spec to epub and run on wysebee now)
>>
> I have a tool that I had put together a while ago (it can also be used 
> from respec via the 'export' tool):
>
> https://github.com/iherman/r2epub
>
> I am just working on an update: it needs it due to the changes in the 
> W3C publication process in 2021 that made a thorough revamp of some 
> CSS files, logos, etc.
>
>> Also it could be because the tool 
>> https://github.com/gardenia-corp/wyse generated epub does not have 
>> fallback for html resource so it was treated as invalid epub by some 
>> reader. I will also check it out.
>>
>>
>> Another thing is I added sandbox feature in wysebee.com 
>> <http://wysebee.com> so next thing I am gonna try out is to drop the 
>> epub test contents (from https://github.com/w3c/epub-tests) to it and 
>> see if could pass some test (I suspect it could only pass few of them 
>> right now).
>>
>>
>
>
> Hey, if you do that, would you be ready to (eventually) submit that as 
> an official implementation report? That would be cool…
>
> Cheers
>
> Ivan
>
>>
>> Also, epub validation tool is on the way I wish I could have 30 hrs 
>> every day, I need to hire dev :)
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Zheng
>>
>>
>> On 2022-01-05 1:10 a.m., Ivan Herman wrote:
>>> I had the same in Firefox; but, at least in my case, this was issued 
>>> by the EPUBReader extension that I have in Firefox. Ruth, may that 
>>> be the same for you?
>>>
>>> It works fine on Safari and Chrome (on Mac Monterey). And they are cool…
>>>
>>> However: I am not sure what happens in the last entry. I downloaded 
>>> the HTML book epub and I tried it in Calibre and Thorium, and it did 
>>> not properly display. I did not look at the details, but I suspect 
>>> the book rely on the execution of respec on the HTML source and this 
>>> does not seem to work. (Respec is an pretty complex script to run, I 
>>> doubt that Reading Systems are prepared for it.) For the demo of 
>>> your reader it may be better to use an epub that is created after 
>>> having dumped the respec results separately…
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Now… Zheng, you will to reveal your secrets as for what happens 
>>> behind the scenes exactly…
>>>
>>> Ivan
>>>
>>>> On 4 Jan 2022, at 22:01, Ruth Tait <artbyrt@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Firefox on Mac gives message “not valid epub file” on all links… 
>>>> was able to open content in Safari.
>>>>
>>>> Ruth Tait
>>>> https://www.artbyrt.com
>>>> 613-604-2781
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Jan 4, 2022, at 8:16 AM, Xu Zheng (gardenia) 
>>>>> <zxu@gardenia-corp.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Happy new year!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> We created this small test website to demo some new usage of epub 
>>>>> file.
>>>>>
>>>>> The demo contents used in this website are all epub.
>>>>>
>>>>> The concept is to experiment the way to give website creator full 
>>>>> control of user experience.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please feel free to try it out and give me feedback. Any feedback 
>>>>> is more than welcome.
>>>>>
>>>>> http://wysebee.com/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Next step for the website is to add sandbox to let creator test 
>>>>> epub easily and of course add more and more contents.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you would like to join as beta user and receive notification 
>>>>> when we have any update please feel free to let me know through 
>>>>> this email.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Zheng Xu
>>>>>
>>>>> Chief Executive Office
>>>>> Gardenia Corp
>>>>> https://gardenia-corp.com/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>> -- 
>> Zheng Xu
>>
>> Chief Executive Office
>> Gardenia Corp
>> https://gardenia-corp.com/
>
>
> ----
> Ivan Herman, W3C
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