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Old 11-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #76
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A file is typically more than one page so you comment doesn't really make much sense. Placing an end note at the end of the current file is typically not on the current page. But an eBook reader typically loads and parses an entire file at once into its ram memory so a jump within a file (current ram contents) is way faster than loading another file doing the jump and then reloading the original file. A foot note on page is not generally noticeably faster than a link to an end note at the end of the chapter.

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There can be 1 to n 'screens' per page, depending on zoom level.

My 'page' was the entire 'file', not the whole book. My standard is 'chapter per file'

As always, there are exceptions .
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #77
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...I also don't know what the big damn deal is. I don't see any difference whatsoever in jumping to a footnote at the end of a chapter versus jumping to one at the end of the book. I have never found it to "lack precision in jumping," nor disruptive to the reading experience. I suppose if one has intellectually lazy readers, they might decide to skip the footnotes, but wouldn't they, anyway?

Sorry, just feels like a kerfuffle in a kettle. I love the linked footnotes in books, myself...
Expresses my own feelings too, exactly.

It does seem to me that those determined to mimic paper books are going along the same lines as an automobile designer who tries to design cars that look and perform like horse and carts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #78
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A file is typically more than one page so you comment doesn't really make much sense. Placing an end note at the end of the current file is typically not on the current page. But an eBook reader typically loads and parses an entire file at once into its ram memory so a jump within a file (current ram contents) is way faster than loading another file doing the jump and then reloading the original file. A foot note on page is not generally noticeably faster than a link to an end note at the end of the chapter.

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True, but a link to an endnote at the end of the entire book may be noticeably slower (especially on an older slower reader), since that will involve loading and parsing a different file.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #79
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But an eBook reader typically loads and parses an entire file at once into its ram memory so a jump within a file (current ram contents) is way faster than loading another file doing the jump and then reloading the original file.
Maybe, but then you could put all your book in a single file, and it would only make things slower (slower opening of the book, slower refreshing when changing font, etc.). So there's some kind of trade-off between avoiding much inter-file linking and avoiding large files.
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Maybe, but then you could put all your book in a single file, and it would only make things slower (slower opening of the book, slower refreshing when changing font, etc.). So there's some kind of trade-off between avoiding much inter-file linking and avoiding large files.
It would be a fairly small book that can be placed in one file. There is a limit of less than 300K that is allowed for many eBook Readers do to their available RAM.

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