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Old 02-14-2019, 02:06 AM   #1
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Sigil creating empty guide element

I have just checked one of my recently Sigil created ebooks with the new epubcheck 4.1.1 and I get the error of incomplete guide element.

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The latest InDesign (which I use to create ebooks) doesn't create guide element in my ebook but when I open the EPUB file with the latest Sigil, it creates the empty guide element.

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I checked from the OPF spec and it states
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Within the package there may be one guide element, containing one or more reference elements.
Would it be possible for Sigil to stop creating empty guide elements since it's useless and now the latest epubcheck is also complaining about it. That would save a lot of trouble.

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Old 02-14-2019, 02:12 AM   #2
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Ah, sorry for the double post. Hope the next version of Sigil comes out fast!
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Just for the record, guide elements are never useless under epub2. IMHO, A well designed epub2 should use the Sematic setting features of Sigil to set major structural parts of the epub that will appear in the guide. This is especially important for reading software for the visually impaired.

The "best" solution for epub2 is not to remove the empty guide but to use it to properly set the major structural parts of the epub2.

Under epub3, this information has been moved to the machine parseable nav so under epub3, a guide can be empty and if so is already removed by Sigil.
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