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Re: [tdf-discuss] Question about proposing the creation of a new format

On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:19:50 +0200, CaStarCo <> wrote:
There is a draft of the EPUB3 specification ( ), I
that this spec has many problems: 

Since this is a draft specification: has anyone tried sending comments?
(Unfortunately, I don't see a real *invitation* for comments, which is
unlike the process used for ODF, W3C specs, ...).

Best regards,


the capability of scripting (wich is
potentially harmful), the low emphasis on semantic data (they use
but specially related to the book structure, not with its content), to
forget the "3d models" type of media (epub3 "only" supports images,
and sound, but not 3d models wich the user could explore), and the
of "profiles" (they talk about fallbacks, but only for scripting, not
media content). I suppose there are good reasons to choose that spec and
an extended one... but at that moment, I can imagine which reasons are.

I think that would be interesting to program an ebook editor, to promote
EPUB use over other privative formats. Many lacks of the EPUB format can
covered with scripting, but hidding the scripting to the user, doing it
automaticly behind the scene.

If there are interested people, then I'm interested on helping working
webkit integration.

Kind regards

2011/4/25 Italo Vignoli <>

On 04/25/2011 11:11 AM, drew wrote:

 However, should LibreOffice have support for producing documents
targeted to eReaders? I don't know maybe, probably.

I am not an expert on ebooks formats, but I know there are a lot of
around the ePub format to become a standard. Unfortunately, there are
many commercial interests around ebooks today for the development of a
independent standard.

Anyway, should such a standard be defined and accepted, I would
be in favour of supporting it, as documents are becoming more pervasive
in the past and in the future will be accessed through a multitude of
devices (many of them being mobile).

Best regards, Italo

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