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Old 08-07-2009, 01:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy TOC created with EPUB but not LRF?

OK, this is driving me bananas. I've spent the past two days off and on trying to clean up some RTF books into html and then convert them to LRF for viewing on my PRS-505. I've saved the RTF out to html using the microsoft word "filtered html" option and then run it through HTML tidy to clean things up. I've then created an XPath expression to detect my chapters, it looks like this:

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//*[((@class = 'c1') and re:test(., 'chapter|book|section|part\s+', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']
Now, the screwy thing is that when I convert to EPub the chapter detection works great and a TOC is created. When I convert to LRF, however, no TOC is created even though the log file says that it's detecting chapters. I've got "Force use of auto-generated Table of Contents" checked, but it's not working. Does anyone have any suggestions? Let me know what other information you'd need to diagnose the problem. Thanks in advance people!
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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OK, shedding some more light on the subject... my chapter headings are inside <span></span> tags... when I manually remove them and put them in <p></p> tags, the TOC is created correctly... I really don't want to go in and manually reformat 7 books worth of chapter headings though...
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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This is with what version of calibre?
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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Hi kovidgoyal, thanks for responding! (You the man by the way...) This is with the latest version 0.6.5. I've attached a trimmed-down version of what I'm trying to get to work, perhaps it'll help.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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OK, this is driving me bananas. I've spent the past two days off and on trying to clean up some RTF books into html and then convert them to LRF for viewing on my PRS-505. I've saved the RTF out to html using the microsoft word "filtered html" option and then run it through HTML tidy to clean things up.
Just a comment. If you're using Tidy, it seems to work much better if you save as HTML (in its whole tag-soup mess glory) and not as filtered HTML. I was doing something similar last night on OCR'ed text (using the built-in function in Notepad++) and I noticed Tidy was able to clean the "messy" HTML much better as opposed to the filtered HTML.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #6
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Just a comment. If you're using Tidy, it seems to work much better if you save as HTML (in its whole tag-soup mess glory) and not as filtered HTML. I was doing something similar last night on OCR'ed text (using the built-in function in Notepad++) and I noticed Tidy was able to clean the "messy" HTML much better as opposed to the filtered HTML.
Thanks, I'll give that a try and see if the HTML winds up being cleaner... I don't think it'll solve this problem though...
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That's because the HTML to LRF conversion doesn't support anchors on inline elements like <span>
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So I need to get rid of all my <span> elements? That'll be fun... here I was hoping to keep the formatting of this book as close as possible to the original...
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