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Old 05-22-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
Bob Russell
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Okay, I don't know much about this stuff, but I can point you to some info with the hopes that some of it might be helpful. I'm kind of like the blind man shooting at a bottle on the fence. Not likely to break the bottle, but it's fun to shoot!

I can't tell with a quick look, but there is some information for Mobipocket developers here... http://www.mobipocket.com/dev/default.asp including some of the book creator software (maybe with documentation on the format?), and the DOM (Document Object Format) http://www.mobipocket.com/dev/articl...reader_dom.xml.

Unfortunately, that probably doesn't help you read as it might be the code that gets compiled into the final format, so I don't know if it's helpful to you.

I can tell you that "The Mobipocket eBook format based on the Open eBook standard using XHTML can include JavaScript and frames. It also supports native SQL queries to be used with embedded databases" according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebook#Mobipocket

This would indicate that it really is an Open eBook implementation:
Quote:
Mobipocket Publisher
Based on standards
- First implementation of Open-eBook specification for PDAs
- Builds a unique cross-platform eBook file format (XDOC PRC)
- Integration with any third party HTML/XML editor
- Support of CSS style sheets
Advanced import functions
- Import TXT/HTML file
- Import Microsoft Word / RTF / PowerPoint Documents
All HTML / CSS tags supported, including
- Hyperlinks
- Tables
- Images
Support of MetaData
- Displayed by the Reader (eBook info menu)
Support of Guides
- Displayed by the Reader as additional menu items in the navigation menu
but of course that doesn't mean it's not extended.
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