Thread: Why ePub 3?
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:58 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
Exactly.
You're not "fighting the good fight" by clinging desperately to EPUB2 just because there's nothing in your book that would require EPUB3.
Yep. It's just holding devices back. Epub 3 is 6 years old at this point and support is still lacking to non-existent in a lot of software and devices. That's kind of crap. I'm not expecting my eReader to handle video ever, but it's ridiculous that every reader can't handle RTL languages and vertical text at this point. Lack of MathML support is also seriously dampening the digital textbook market.

By clinging to epub 2 developers and manufactuers have no incentive to implement epub 3. Even if a lot of people will never notice or encounter an epub 3 feature it sucks for those that do need them.
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