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Subject: Re: [docbook] ePub authoring

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 5:23 AM, Boris Schäling <boris@highscore.de> wrote:
> As ePub files contain XHTML files which must be rendered by an ePub reader I
> wonder how much ePub authoring differs from web authoring?

You're right that ePub authoring is really quite similar to web
authoring. In many ways, authoring content in DocBook should remove
some of those considerations, but there are still certain types of
content or markup that work better in print than the web (or vice

> Do most (all?)
> ePub readers follow the specifications closely? Is it sufficient to test
> ePub files in a validator? Or is the situation similar to the web where web
> authors spend most of the time testing their web pages in different browsers
> and looking for workarounds to make browsers render the pages properly?

These are perfect questions for the folks at the ePub-Community
mailing list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/epub-community/). They've
got a lot more collective knowledge about ePub and reading systems
than the folks here.


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