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Re: Some options for vertically-scrollable manga (was re: Dropbox has epub viewer)

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:15:04 +0900
Message-Id: <87355321-F07D-499F-B3DA-22ADFDC18575@rivoal.net>
Cc: Joshua Pyle <jpyle@atypon.com>, ryladog@gmail.com, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
To: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Hi,

I agree that approach 1 is the way to go. In particular, that is because there are many new features coming to css that can help improve the experience, and they work best when everything is in one document.

—Florian

> On Jun 20, 2018, at 11:45, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp> wrote:
> 
> Folks,
> 
> I am starting a new thread about vertically-scrollable manga.
> Vertically-scrollable manga started several years ago, but it is about
> to prevail.  However, different players use different formats now.
> 
> I made a few prototypes:
> 
> 1) A single HTML version, rendition:layout=reflowable,
>    rendition:flow=scrolled-doc
> 	
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvnlyf9vzo7mbx9/torinomeRev.epub?dl=0 <https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvnlyf9vzo7mbx9/torinomeRev.epub?dl=0>
> 
> 2) Multiple HTML file, rendition:layout=pre-paginated,
>    rendition:flow=scrolled-continuous
>    
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/07khe3bu64cfxx2/torinomeSC.epub?dl=0 <https://www.dropbox.com/s/07khe3bu64cfxx2/torinomeSC.epub?dl=0>
> 
> 3) Multiple HTML file, rendition:layout=reflowable,
>    scrolled-continuous
>    
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/4qfyumqfh9fe03n/torinomeReflowSC.epub?dl=0 <https://www.dropbox.com/s/4qfyumqfh9fe03n/torinomeReflowSC.epub?dl=0>
> 
> In my opinion, 1) is the best.  It does not use any EPUB-specific
> features.  If you unzip this EPUB and click the HTML document, you
> will get the same result.
> 
> I am wondering if 2) is actually asking for a non-conformant
> behavior.  Should the document be rather resized so that it fits in
> the screen?
> 
> My memo for promoting 1) is available at 
> 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_mab1YECyJegt5oZF8PmJl2RxZqcgPui4gnPksJ4yoA/edit#heading=h.krwuslpy0ros <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_mab1YECyJegt5oZF8PmJl2RxZqcgPui4gnPksJ4yoA/edit#heading=h.krwuslpy0ros>
> 
> and 
> 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lPDFOpxet3Plt82ginR5D4LEiJ2FPjr07pRDb_wyjH4/edit#heading=h.50udxypynuwj <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lPDFOpxet3Plt82ginR5D4LEiJ2FPjr07pRDb_wyjH4/edit#heading=h.50udxypynuwj>
> 
> 
> I did this experiment more than one year ago.  I believe that a 
> consensus in the industry is strongly needed right now.
> 
> How do people feel?  Perhaps, this is a nice topic for the upcoming
> workshop in Tokyo in September.
> 
> Regards,
> Makoto
> 


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