ENTRIES TAGGED "publishing formats"
W3C's Jeff Jaffe talks about the Open Web Platform, a harmonious coexistence of HTML5 and EPUB, and the importance of standardization.
At the recent TOC conference in New York, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, to talk about the Open Web Platform and standardization issues. In our video interview (embedded below), Jaffe says HTML5 is by no means a replacement for ebook formats like EPUB or Mobi — he says HTML5 is the core markup used on the web and that EPUB can be viewed as a specialization (at the 0:44 mark) and that increased communication between the communities “will allow us to have better standards built into HTML, so that way, publishing specific standards like EPUB would be able to have far greater capabilities.” (At the 1:39 mark.)
Sanders Kleinfeld on obstacles to a unified ebook format.
In a recent video interview, O'Reilly's Sanders Kleinfeld addressed a number issues surrounding ebook formats. He also talked about how vendors are among the biggest obstacles to an open, universal ebook standard and the end of DRM.
O'Reilly Mobi files have been upgraded to meet the specs of Amazon's KF8 format.
If your O'Reilly ebook bundle includes a Mobi file, you can now download a KF8-compliant file. These updated files take advantage of the Kindle Fire's functionality.
Brian Fling on his company PinchZoom Press and why he built it atop HTML5.
In this TOC podcast, PinchZoom Press founder Brian Fling talks about why he chose HTML5 over EPUB3. He says HTML5 is more platform agnostic. Fling also says native apps are here to stay, so building for multiple platforms will continue to be necessary.
Sanders Kleinfeld on how book publishers can put HTML5 to use.
Everyone in the publishing world seems to be boasting about HTML5, but what does HTML5 actually address and how should it be used? In this interview, "HTML5 for Publishers" author Sanders Kleinfeld discusses the technology's practical application.
Matt Garrish on the work behind the EPUB 3 specification.
"What is EPUB 3?" author Matt Garrish explains how EPUB 3 is shaped by web standards and how it addresses accessibility. He also shares his thoughts on Amazon's KF8 and why EPUB will stay one step ahead of the competition.