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Old 02-02-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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I got Kovid's fast bug response:
"That MOBI file uses two separate <h1> tags for the chapter number and the chapter. calibre inserts page breaks on <h1> tags and removes pages with too little content (the pages with numbers 1-9). Turn off the insert page break before setting.
status invalid"

I get that but don't understand why chapters 10 to end are not treated the same way ?


is the definition of "too little content" equal to one cahracter but not 2 or more characters ?

& is it sensible to delete even 1 character of text during a conversion. the conversion program does not know the possible significance of that 1 character ?

I'm not comfortable with a conversion program making hidden decisions to remove ANY text, surely it would be better to merge any short page with next page, not delete it entirely ?

PS I usually lose the "is this a bug" debates & expect to lose this one also, but to me -
throwing away a valid character of a book's text during a (default options) conversion IS a BUG, especially when
1. it is removed from within a <DIV.... /DIV> yet the surrounding empty div styling is left in.
2 the (mobi to epub) conversion used by calibre viewer behaves differently and does NOT do that.

Last edited by cybmole; 02-02-2012 at 06:15 AM.
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