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Old 04-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #16
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I never get this weird extraneous html code...but then I'm using Word 2003, very carefully crafted stylesheets, stripping out all the Styles I won't need (such as Strong and others) in the Import/Export Styles feature, and making sure the defaults are set before saving as a webpage-filtered. Works pretty seamlessly every time...just a few bits of tweaking to the html in a text editor (find/replace clear=all if you've manually added page breaks in the Word doc...and border=0 if you've added images...usually the only two things I have to edit). Everything does what I want it to.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:47 AM   #17
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2. That particular div looks superfluous, especially with a height of 0 em and nothing inside. If a div has nothing inside, assume it's cruft and delete.
That can be a dangeous assumption. An "empty div":

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<div></div>
is one method of generating a blank line. Not a particularly good method, because not all Mobi implementations will respect it (a Kindle does, but Kindle for PC does not), but nonetheless a commonly-seen one.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #18
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That can be a dangeous assumption. An "empty div" is one method of generating a blank line. Not a particularly good method, because not all Mobi implementations will respect it (a Kindle does, but Kindle for PC does not), but nonetheless a commonly-seen one.
Thank you for that tidbit! Now I won't scratch my head wondering where the empty line came from (in some future book)
Though <div height="0em"></div> specially says 'no blank line'.


In Word I am pretty helpless, and to tell the truth have never much needed it. I get my material mostly from mobiunpack, so I can confess having seen some number of various coding. Now at last I've reached a bit farther than absolute beginner level and am interested in reducing filesize and removing needless stuff.
Colors I like and want will not get rid of.


I understand that <a href..> or <a filepos...> are important anchors, but what meaning can <a></a> have?

Now I'm little more confident to chop into those html-s...
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Thank you for that tidbit! Now I won't scratch my head wondering where the empty line came from (in some future book)
Though <div height="0em"></div> specially says 'no blank line'.
No, you misunderstand. The "height=" parameter controls the spacing between paragraphs (specifically, the spacing between the current paragraph and the one above it). Setting "height=0" means "leave no space between this paragraph and the one above".

However, the "div" itself is a paragraph, and the "<div></div>" will create (on most Mobi devices, at least) a blank line. "<div></div>" is pretty much the same as "<br/>".

I'd suggest taking a look at the Mobi developer documentation. It explains how all this kind of thing works.

Hope that's of some help to you.

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