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

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:42:36 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+FkZ9G6qauZ0zWM4it_X7S8gY3jHj4jZBmGnfLwjOOCoOwtCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: jpyle@atypon.com, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
For what it's worth, option #1 (reflow scroll-doc) rendered by Readium and
EPUB.js:

Readium:
https://readium.firebaseapp.com/?epub=https%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fs%2Fcvnlyf9vzo7mbx9%2FtorinomeRev.epub

EPUB.js:
https://futurepress.github.io/epubjs-reader/?bookPath=https%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fs%2Fcvnlyf9vzo7mbx9%2FtorinomeRev.epub

Also, for the curious amongst us, here is a pretty-print of the "Readium
WebPub Manifest" generated from Makoto's EPUB (the resource links are
browsable):
https://readium2.now.sh/pub/aHR0cHM6Ly9kbC5kcm9wYm94dXNlcmNvbnRlbnQuY29tL3MvY3ZubHlmOXZ6bzdtYng5L3Rvcmlub21lUmV2LmVwdWI=/manifest.json/show/all

Note that the above URLs link directly to the EPUB file in DropBox (i.e.
non-exploded, whole zip file), so there may be some latency.
Daniel



On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at 03:46, 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
>
> 2) Multiple HTML file, rendition:layout=pre-paginated,
>    rendition:flow=scrolled-continuous
>
> 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
>
> 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
>
> and
>
>
> 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
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:43:17 UTC

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