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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] EPUB3: how to use base.dir ?
Am Samstag, 20. April 2013, 18:16:42 schrieb Carlos Araya:
>According to the snapshots.docbook.org page, the last version is built on
> After updating to the latest snapshot I'm getting validation errors that I
> don't know if they are epubcheck issues or if they are being caused by the
> change in base.dir behavior:
April 17. This looks not as the latest snapshot release. ;-)
However, I've tried to transform my cookbook project into EPUB3 and received
validation errors too (but they are different). But this is another story.
> Realized earlier that I had OEBPS as the base.dir and changed it to book/Right, that's correct now.
Tip: You don't need to create the ZIP archive and pass it to epubcheck. You
> With that change made I'm getting epubcheck validation errors that were not
> there before:
can start the validation process right after xsltproc wrote the directories
without creating the ZIP archive.
For example, if you've used foo/ as base.dir, invoke epubcheck with this
option after the transformation step:
$ epubcheck foo/ -mode exp
It is even possible to validate only parts of the EPUB (directory), also with
the -mode option:
mo = Media overlays
nav = Navigation document
opf = package document
svg = SVG content
xhtml = XHTML content
The -version option specifies with EPUB version to validate (the values can be
either 2.0 or 3.0).
This indeed looks strange. However, I didn't get such validation errors. I've
> [java] ERROR: docbook-howto.epub: Length of the first filename in
> archive must be 8, but was 13
> [java] Epubcheck Version 3.0
> [java] ERROR: docbook-howto.epub: Required META-INF/container.xml
> resource is missing
> [java] Check finished with warnings or errors
> I got the validations errors with both epubcheck 3.0 B5 and 3.0 final.
> I'm trying to determine if the errors are caused by the update to the
> base.dir parameter or if it's a new quirk of epubcheck that I hadn't seen
used the last public stable release (1.78.1) and the snapshot from docbook-
xsl-snapshot.tar.bz2 file, both with success.
Do you use a customization layer?