Originally Posted by ChaosInc
The fact that epubcheck doesn't validate this requirement in the spec is a bug in epubcheck itself:
I'm not even sure what epubcheck is, but I guess you know. If you were asking before whether the Stanza reader somehow altered the file, I don't think that's a concern.
I'm trying to remember now whether I made any last-minute tweaks and ran it through Calibre again before uploading. I don't think so, but it's possible I did.
It's not that huge a deal, though of course one wants everything to be right.
It displays fine in Stanza on small devices (or at least the one I tested), except for the inline TOC not working. Since the menu-driven (meta) TOC works, I'm not too worried.
As for Stanza desktop butchering the formatting, it sounds as if it's designed to do that. Interesting philosophy. I suspect not too many people read books in desktop Stanza anyway.