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Old 03-26-2008, 07:06 AM   #4
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It is interesting to see the impact of CSS by displaying this in Digital Editions and in FBReader (which has no CSS support). A minor upgrade to FBReader, adding support for the NCX navigation (table of contents) file, would help a lot. The cover page is a SVG graphic with the text of the author, title, etcetera overlaid. This is Adobe's recommended approach (end of the content section). FBReader also does not render SVG graphics, which is probably just as well since it definitely would not overlay the text.

FBReader isn't doing a very good job here, beyond displaying the text (it does better on OEB 1.2 conforming documents), but I was surprised that DE does not allow navigation within a chapter using its TOC side-panel.

One nice thing about unencrypted EPUBs is that that are just renamed .zip files. Unzipping the contents allows you to see how it is organized. This document is the very first EPUB I have seen that does not contain a human readable OPF file (no line breaks in any of the text-based files, including the .opf).

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