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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] epub parameters: explain
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Robert Nagle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi, I browsed through the docbook.xsl file in the epub directory, and > I see some unfamiliar parameters. Yes, most of them are not actually intended for external customization. > Most I can guess the function of, but a few left me puzzled. Anyone > know what they refer to: > > epub.cover.linear ? Some publishers prefer the cover (XHTML file) to be the first document displayed to a reader, while others want the first "real" bit of content. If epub.cover.linear is non-zero, the cover file will be marked as the first file to open (in the linear reading order of the OPF spine). More on the best practices around covers here: http://blog.threepress.org/2009/11/20/best-practices-in-epub-cover-images/ > ade.extensions ? (Adobe digital editions?) Yes, Adobe Digital Editions, but unused at this time. > Also, mobipocket requires a TOC in the main body but epub does not. if > I want to suppress the TOC in the main body (while leaving the ebook > reading software to construct it from the content.opf file) how would > I do this? One technique for getting around this problem is described here: http://blog.threepress.org/2010/11/16/better-single-source-mobiepub-files/ ..that said, many folks generate a "real" EPUB and a highly degraded one for Mobi conversion.