Deurbanising the Web

Thomas Groman tgrom.automail at nuegia.net
Wed Jul 21 06:40:19 BST 2021


On Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:05:36 -0400
Jason McBrayer <jmcbray at carcosa.net> wrote:

> For a similar subset of problems, ePub is a great option, and far, far
> better on small screens, but since ePubs are, at base, zipped folders
> of HTML files, you still have a subset of the "why not a subset of
> HTML" problem. I'm not 100% sure how restrictive the ePub
> specification is, though, so it might not be a real problem at all
epubs are zip files of XHTML, not HTML. Big difference. I actually
don't think there's much problem with XHTML1.1, and it's actually
possible to implement, as well as being validatable with generic xml
tooling so you know if something is wrong or not, there's no half way
in between state. it works or it doesn't.

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