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Old 12-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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HTML to MOBI Conversion General Questions

I use Calibre to convert from an HTML file to MOBI and upload that MOBI file to Kindle. I haven't had any issues and then suddenly on one ebook I've gotten reviews that the formatting is off and Amazon sent me a notice that "HTML Tags are present throughout." I'm trying to nail down what the issue is.

I use HTML5 doctype so this is what the HTML file looks like -- things in [] are not actually in the document and are just there for this thread.

Code:
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
html, body, div, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, ul, ol, dl, li, dt, dd, pre, table, th, td, tr { margin: 0; padding: 0em; }
[more styles]
</style>
</head>
<body>
[ebook]
</body>
</html>
Are there any issues with the above?

Are there issues using HTML5 doctype? If I shouldn't use HTML5 doctype, then what HTML doctype?

I don't use any HTML5 tags. But are there any other HTML tags that Kindle doesn't like? Does Kindle have any issues with em instead of i or strong instead of b?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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If people are seeing HTML tags, that typically means that a bunch of <s got turned into &lt;s.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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dgatwood, thanks for answering. It turns out the issue is with Kindle Fire and its new file format. Also, Amazon doesn't support third-party conversion software like Calibre anymore.

Amazon does say which tags they like or don't in their Kindle Publishing Guidelines.
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