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Old 08-21-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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single external stylesheet elsewhere on computer using href

I want to make a single stylesheet.css located on the desktop which drives all books in the calibre library which reference that css file. I am having trouble with the syntax in Ubuntu for doing this. I have tried various combinations, including
<link href="file:///~/Desktop/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

If I understand the general method for this, the correct such link must be put in every xhtml segment.

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:49 PM   #2
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You cannot use ~ that is a shell specific shortcut. Use the full path.
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Thanks for the information about not being able to use tilda. I am still unable to make it work. I have tried several versions and tried the web for more information. I have several xhtml segments in a book and have removed the reference in one of the xhtml segments to the imbedded stylesheet.css. The single xhtml segment references a stylesheet file on my computer in the Desktop directory, but I cannot get the grammar right:

<link href="/home/pop/Desktop/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<link href="file:/home/pop/Desktop/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<link href="file://home/pop/Desktop/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<link href="file:///home/pop/Desktop/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome.
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I'd be pretty surprised if it worked in general. Most EPUB readers typically block access to files on the local filesystem for security reasons -- I know the calibre viewer/editor do that for files accessed via javascript. I cant recall if it is also the case for files not accessed via javascript, but I would not be surprised if it were so.

If you want to view all your books witha particular stylesheet applied, the way to do it is to add it as a "user stylesheet" in the viewer preferences.
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Thanks for the help. I tried out adding the stylesheet to the reader and it works very well. Best regards, Pop
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