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Re: Dropbox has epub viewer

From: Joshua Pyle <jpyle@atypon.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:55:15 -0500
Message-ID: <CAMdwK=F3fuN5yC2uW=O5r-KUktyk408oSPzpOjLd350NaHz5oQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp
Cc: PubWG <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Makoto,

Indeed, the link you provided is publicly accessible. It wasn't a terrible
reading experience (for manga) once I got my window oriented appropriately.

FWIW, I am working on use cases for children's literature, comics (manga),
and other less-reflowable content for WP. I'd like to include this EPUB in
that work. Is there any reason I shouldn't (e.g. ownership, subject matter,
etc)?

Thanks,
Josh

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
wrote:

> Works for vertically scrollable manga.  Is my example
> publicly accessible?
>
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/4qfyumqfh9fe03n/torinomeReflowSC.epub?dl=0
>
> Regards,
> Makoto
>
> 2018-06-20 0:34 GMT+09:00 Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>:
>
>> 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> 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
>>
>> --
>> http://bigbluehat.com/
>> http://linkedin.com/in/benjaminyoung
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Ivan Herman <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> 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/>
>> 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
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> ----
>> Ivan Herman, W3C
>> Publishing@W3C Technical Lead
>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
>> mobile: +31-641044153
>> ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704
>>
>>
>>
>> ----
>> Ivan Herman, W3C
>> Publishing@W3C Technical Lead
>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
>> mobile: +31-641044153
>> ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704
>>
>>
>
>
> --
>
> Praying for the victims of the Japan Tohoku earthquake
>
> Makoto
>


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