Originally Posted by Valloric
The date of creation being set automatically... I don't think that's what the date of creation is for. As I understand it, it's for the date of creation of the original work, not the epub file. So if you're editing a book published in 1948 but created in 1945, the DoC would say 1945 and DoP would say 1948.
The specification is not very specific
on what the different dates could mean. This is what I use:
For publication of the original work. Multiple instances if the ebook collects multiple works (as in a trilogy or omnibus...)
For publication of the translation, if it is a translated work. If there are multiple languages, I use "translation (de)" or "translation (pt)"...
For creation of the first ePUB version.
For the last modification of the ePUB.
But the specification only says: "The date
element has one optional
OPF event attribute. The set of values for event are not defined by this specification; possible values may
, and modification