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gdgibson
10-27-2011, 03:14 PM
I know this is probably a dumb question, but why do I need to validate using epub preflight as well as epubcheck?

And at the moment I'm using pdurrant's wonderful epubcheck droplet (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55576). Is there anything similar for epub preflight? I break out in hives whenever I use Terminal.

Also, though - when I download "preflight" from this page (http://code.google.com/p/epubcheck/downloads/list), the readme talks about epubcheck and not preflight. Am I missing something? Is preflight already rolled into the latest version of epubcheck?

JSWolf
10-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Actually, using FlightCrew is easier then ePubCheck as you get error messages that are more in English then geek.

As for preflight, never heard of it.

gdgibson
10-28-2011, 12:25 PM
I find epubcheck's information to be pretty useful. Maybe that makes me a geek? (Ha ha.)

But I'm concerned with preflight because the iBookstore publisher guide suggests validating via the Threepress site (http://www.threepress.org/document/epub-validate/), and Threepress mentions epubpreflight on their validation page.

I'll do a little more digging, I guess.

JSWolf
10-28-2011, 12:30 PM
I find epubcheck's information to be pretty useful. Maybe that makes me a geek? (Ha ha.)

But I'm concerned with preflight because the iBookstore publisher guide suggests validating via the Threepress site (http://www.threepress.org/document/epub-validate/), and Threepress mentions epubpreflight on their validation page.

I'll do a little more digging, I guess.

Why are you concerned with an obsolete ePub validator from 2008 that no longer really exists? I believe that epubpreflight became ePubCheck. Also, the problem is that some of the way you code eBooks for iBooks isn't going to validate.