|07-09-2011, 05:44 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Device: Prs 350
I'm in the process of trying to understand the whole process of creating epub files. I'm reading online tutorials, but also unpacking ebooks that I have in my collection, to see if I can understand what they have done.
I'm trying to understand toc.ncx files at the moment, and I'm curious as to why the ones I have opened up contain incredibly complex id entries. One example that I've just copied at random is:
<navPoint class="chapter" id="4e02a154-acca-4e58-908f-db2a4938277d" playOrder="18">
Nothing in the tutorials I've read so far explains why such complex numbers are there in the toc.ncx. Can anyone help me with this?
|07-09-2011, 09:51 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NSW - Australia
Device: a bag of apples
just a guess, computers like very random names so I guess a computer provided the complex name.
I think the same result may have been accomplished with:
<navPoint class="chapter" id="who-loves-you" playOrder="18">
as long as it it defined in the corresponding file.
now, supposing the computer exports from whatever program you were using, and generates random text, its only a problem if you contradict it in the file the index points to.
ie. it doesn't matter if it's supercallafrajalisticexpealodosis or 123. They just have to be the same as the pointer in the index and the receiver in the file it points to.
|07-09-2011, 10:13 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Device: BeBook(1 & 2010), PEZ, PRS-505, Kobo BT, PRS-T1, Playbook, Kobo Touch
- But you knew that, didn't you. Let's not confuse the beginners here. (like me)
|07-09-2011, 08:10 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2
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