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Re: Why a default reading order?

From: AUDRAIN LUC <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:22:50 +0200
To: Fabrizio Venerandi <fabrizio.venerandi@quintadicopertina.com>, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D5ADE09B.C19E2%laudrain@hachette-livre.fr>

When you say « a digital publication that allow *multiple* reading order
by default », which one is he default?
Or do you mean there is no default?

The possibly of multiple reading order is an interesting use case.
I don¹t see that having one by default hinder that possibility.


Le 07/08/2017 08:56, « Fabrizio Venerandi »
<fabrizio.venerandi@quintadicopertina.com> a écrit :

>I¹d like to share my perplexity about the recent definition about the
>reading order in digital publication:
>³The default reading order is the static progression through the primary
>resources defined in the manifest by the creator of a Web Publication. A
>user might follow alternative pathways through the content, but in the
>absence of such interaction the default reading order defines the
>expected progression from one primary resource to the next.²
>Our publisher house is creating ebooks in ePub from 2010, and one of big
>limit in creating native digital ebook is the ³book² notion of ³default
>reading order². There is not a ³default reading order² in a website, but
>I need to allow one in a digital publication. This prevents me to build
>an ebook with several different "reading order² without the risk the
>reader can fall from one to another one. I can not set a rule for a
>chapter for ³don't go in another chapter when the user turn the last
>page². So, I can use the atomic complexity of a website for a digital
>publication, but I have to pray the user will use my hyperlink and does
>not turn the pages, because I have to ³flat down² my atomic resource to a
>linear book. Also, the concept of ³default reading order² caused a lot a
>misunderstanding for how handle the ³non default² chapters in ebook. The
>Œlinear-no¹ support in ePub and EPUB3 is a mess: someone handles it as a
>pop-up, someone like a normal chapter (but does not remember the page I
>was reading if I close the ebook), someone like a separate atom (but if I
>turn the last page I will ³fall² in another chapter), someone does not
>support linear-no at all. Et ceterae.
>I hope the working group could still think about a digial pubblication
>that allow *multiple* reading order by default, and not a single one.
>Thank you.
>Fabrizio Venerandi
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