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Re: [AudioTF] Agenda 2018-12-14

From: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:57:03 -0500
Message-ID: <CADxXqOw5q2BRV5Tc6+WmtEBGLVURmeEbG_CEUbWGb3BbK==mCw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 6:40 AM Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com> wrote:

> The one “feature” of OCF that everyone seems to hate is that it requires
> the mimetype file be the first in the ZIP container. That makes packaging
> an EPUB more complicated than just zipping up all the files, since the
> mimetype typically won’t get inserted first in general zipping scenarios.
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> If we remove this restriction from OCF 3.2, then we possibly break the
> loading of publications in reading systems that won’t process a publication
> without first encountering the mimetype. I have no idea how many that is,
> or if it’s common to fall back to finding a mimetype elsewhere in the zip
> if it’s not first.
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Yesterday I made an EPUB without a mimetype, and just zipped it. Changed
the file extension to EPUB. It would not load at all in iBooks, Adobe
Digital Editions, Kobo, or AZARDI. It worked in Google Play Books. Kindle
Previewer did process it, and the resulting Mobi worked in Kindle/Mac.

Dave
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:57:36 UTC

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