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Old 08-19-2009, 02:53 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by tompe View Post
No, and so what? Then we have a bug that a reader manufacturer will be motivated to fix.

The bigger problem is that people writing new readers have to implement all quirks and non standard behaviour in other readers since the ePub files that are available on the net or sold is not standard compliant.
The point is that since almost all epubs at the moment are created by converting from other sources, which are almost never XHTML compliant, it is virtually impossible to generate EPUB files that epub-check will not complain on. Furthermore, the things epubcheck complains about are of no practical use to some one trying to create an EPUB today that will work on multiple devices.

While I agree that EPUB tools should not introduce new incompatibilities as far as possible, running epubcheck on EPUBs remains pointless, for someone trying to create EPUBs taht work on actual devices.
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