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Old 07-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
Correction: You just don't like it. It's too subjective for a right/wrong label.
But doing it that way is not how it should be done. I know it's subjective. But ePub was designed with toc.ncx in mind as THE ToC. If publisher are going to do nonsence like internal ToC and chapter headers linked to the internal ToC, we may as well give up ePub and go back to text files. Hell, we may as well go back to writing on cave walls if the publishers are going to act like cavemen.

But seriously, it's a step backward to have an internal ToC for ePub. It's two steps backwards to then link the chapter headers to the internal ToC. The idea is to do away with Mobipocket since it's three steps back from ePub. Microsoft realized that ePub was better then MS Reader and that's why MS Reader is now dead. If it wasn't for the agency model, eReader would be dead too. But because of the agency model, it's what Fictionwise offers with DRM. Amazon is the only hold-out for Mobipocket. Yes, I know they own Mobipocket. But it's time to realize it's an obsolete format and lay it to rest.

The next step is to then do away with DRM so all ePub is the same (Apple doesn't count as it's not really true ePub).
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