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Old 12-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by uavalos View Post
iBooks uses webkit as a rendering engine. It gives really good and predictable results. Other ePub readers also use browser as their underlying browsing engines.
I haven't seen iBooks, but from what I've read, it's anything but predictable. As others have said, ePUB is mostly XHTML+CSS, but it's not the same.

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Speaking of specs, according to the official EPUB specs, version 2 in many cases just picks up the official CSS2 specs! In fact, for margin-left: auto applied to DIVs and tables, the official specs say that it should behave just like a browser.

Here read it for yourself:

http://idpf.org/epub/20/spec/OPS_2.0.1_draft.htm
Yeah, and read the note below the table in section 3.3:

[1] Reading Systems may set the value of any margin property whose specified value is auto to 0.

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So there you go. ADE sucks. The only reason I'm using it is because of the DRM.
ADE has many bugs, but this particular issue is not a bug, although it's an annoyance and we all wish it would be different.

If you want to complain, start complaining about the lack of support for small-caps. Those are in the spec and they have no "alternative display". Or about Unicode bidi (or right-to-left writing). Or about their treatment of oeb-page-head, which is worse than what a pure browser would do.

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