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EPUB3: First Look<br />Bill McCoy<br />CEO, WebPaper<br />Secretary, IDPF EPUB Working Group<br />
EPUB: The Good<br /><ul><li>Fills critical role in the ecosystem as the publication-level interchange and delivery format ...
Based on Web Standards ( “shrink-wrapped” XHTML)
Portable Document Format, not Paginated Document Format
Collaboratively developed, fully open standard
IDPF includes publishers, vendors, libraries, accessibility community
Rapid adoption by the publishing industry since 2007
Adobe, Sony, AAP, UK PA, Barnes&Noble, Google, Apple, …</li></li></ul><li>EPUB: The Bad<br /><ul><li>Format is a bit “heavy”
HelloWorld.epub= 4 files zipped in a Byzantine manner)
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Unofficial first look at EPUB3, the next revision of the EPUB digital publication format standard. Presentation from Books in Browser event (San Francisco, Oct 21, 2010)

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  1. 1. EPUB3: First Look<br />Bill McCoy<br />CEO, WebPaper<br />Secretary, IDPF EPUB Working Group<br />
  2. 2. EPUB: The Good<br /><ul><li>Fills critical role in the ecosystem as the publication-level interchange and delivery format standard
  3. 3. Based on Web Standards ( “shrink-wrapped” XHTML)
  4. 4. Portable Document Format, not Paginated Document Format
  5. 5. Collaboratively developed, fully open standard
  6. 6. IDPF includes publishers, vendors, libraries, accessibility community
  7. 7. Rapid adoption by the publishing industry since 2007
  8. 8. Adobe, Sony, AAP, UK PA, Barnes&Noble, Google, Apple, …</li></li></ul><li>EPUB: The Bad<br /><ul><li>Format is a bit “heavy”
  9. 9. HelloWorld.epub= 4 files zipped in a Byzantine manner)
  10. 10. Under-specified content & Reading System conformance requirements
  11. 11. Test suites lacking and lagging
  12. 12. Incomplete support by authoring tools and Reading Systems
  13. 13. Browser-based Reading Systems were not top of mind
  14. 14. Missing important features
  15. 15. Interactivity, video, audio, annotations, cross-document linking, vertical writing, audio sync, dictionaries, complex page layouts, mathematics</li></li></ul><li>EPUB3: Next Major Revision to Standard<br /><ul><li>IDPF Working Group chartered in May 2010
  16. 16. Second F2F meeting Oct 18-20 in San Francisco
  17. 17. 45 attendees
  18. 18. Global representation (Japan, China, Taiwan, …)
  19. 19. Browser-based Reading System issues front & center
  20. 20. Several WG members here at BiB
  21. 21. Markus Gylling, Chairman EPUB WG</li></li></ul><li>EPUB3: Rich Media Enhancements<br /><ul><li>Video & audio support
  22. 22. Declarative event triggers (custom controls w/out JavaScript)
  23. 23. Audio can be synchronized with text
  24. 24. SMIL & CSS Speech subsets
  25. 25. Embedded font support a conformance requirement
  26. 26. OpenType / WOFF
  27. 27. Improved SVG integration</li></li></ul><li>EPUB3: General Enhancements<br /><ul><li>Core content based on HTML5 subset
  28. 28. Full HTML5 can be used for scripting-enabled content
  29. 29. Enhanced global language and styling support
  30. 30. Writing modes inc. vertical, Ruby
  31. 31. CSS3 Modules: Multi-column, Media Queries, Hyphenation
  32. 32. Improved metadata capabilities
  33. 33. Simple schema for dictionaries & glossaries
  34. 34. MathML support</li></ul>+ Tighter specification and conformance requirements<br />
  35. 35. EPUB3: There’s More!<br />Two items still under discussion<br /><ul><li>Extension mechanism for script-based support of new content types
  36. 36. Require Reading Systems to support specific video codec(s)</li></ul>Two areas will progress in parallel with the rest of EPUB3<br /><ul><li>Annotations / cross-document linking
  37. 37. CSS-based page templates</li></li></ul><li>EPUB3: Schedule<br /><ul><li>November 12 – First Internal Working Draft
  38. 38. December 15 – Second Internal Working Draft
  39. 39. January 29– First Working Draft (complete, stable)
  40. 40. May 15, 2011 – Final Recommendation submitted to IDPF Board for member approval process</li></li></ul><li>EPUB3: Getting Involved<br /><ul><li>Stay connected via the Working Group site/list
  41. 41. http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision
  42. 42. Help us finish the spec!
  43. 43. Implement early support for EPUB3 in your solution
  44. 44. Become an IDPF member
  45. 45. Questions?
  46. 46. bmccoy@webpaper.net</li>
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