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Re: Dropbox has epub viewer

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:34:53 +0200
Cc: "Xu, Zheng | KGB" <zheng.xu@rakuten.com>, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B7426918-7B01-4396-81D2-E3CD13989BA1@w3.org>
To: Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com>
Dropbox is a W3C member. Maybe the chairs should reach out to the AC rep?

ivan

> On 19 Jun 2018, at 17:22, Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com <mailto:byoung@bigbluehat.com>> wrote:
> 
> It is presented as a "giant scroll", but there are (however imperceptibly) wrapping lines around each <section> which contains each resources XHTML contents.
> 
> Each of those <section>'s have `data-type="titlepage" epub:type="titlepage"` (or whatever epub:type was there), but otherwise the body of the XHTML is dumped into that section.
> 
> Doing that does get them Ctrl+F "out of the box" across all the contents.
> 
> Regardless of these details, we should certainly get them involved in this work--if at all possible!
> 
> Cheers,
> Benjamin
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> From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:05:10 AM
> To: Xu, Zheng | KGB
> Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group
> Subject: Re: Dropbox has epub viewer
> 
> Wow.
> 
> There is no paginated view, though. What it seems to do is to put all the text into a giant scroll. But it is good…
> 
> Thanks for the info
> 
> Ivan
> 
>> On 19 Jun 2018, at 16:56, Xu, Zheng | KGB <zheng.xu@rakuten.com <mailto:zheng.xu@rakuten.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi
>> 
>> I just noticed this today when I opened a dropbox folder of epubs.
>> Pretty interesting and smooth UX for me.
>> 
>> https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/01/dropbox-quietly-launches-an-epub-viewer/ <https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/01/dropbox-quietly-launches-an-epub-viewer/>
>>  <https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/01/dropbox-quietly-launches-an-epub-viewer/>
>> Dropbox Quietly Launches an Epub Viewer | The Digital Reader <https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/01/dropbox-quietly-launches-an-epub-viewer/>
>> the-digital-reader.com <http://the-digital-reader.com/>
>> Dropbox is a popular way to store your ebooks and other files online, and now they have made it a little easier to read those ebooks. A reader has tipped me to the news that Dropbox now has an Epub viewer built into its website. Simply double click on one of the Epub files you have uploaded to your ...
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Zheng
> 
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