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Old 11-05-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Apple's Sample ePub Fails Validation

Today, Apple made available a Sample ePub describing what it can do.
ibookstore_sample_v1_3.epub It can be found on the updated iTunes Connect.

I discovered two things after I downloaded it. First, no ereader on my computer or online displays it as Apple intends. Second, it FAILS validation.

I've already written to Apple about this, but I'm hoping there are other iBookstore publishers here to have a mutual hair-pulling session. - Fabe
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No surprises there... Apple ignore the IDPF specs when it suits them.

e.g. sans serif display support forcing everyone to add extra lines of code into their epub just to get to display on the iPad
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Today, Apple made available a Sample ePub describing what it can do.
ibookstore_sample_v1_3.epub It can be found on the updated iTunes Connect.

I discovered two things after I downloaded it. First, no ereader on my computer or online displays it as Apple intends. Second, it FAILS validation.

I've already written to Apple about this, but I'm hoping there are other iBookstore publishers here to have a mutual hair-pulling session. - Fabe
What do you expect when they can't get the iOS 4.1 User Manual PDF to actually work? I've been trying to open or download that for over a week, and I keep getting complaints from Firefox the file's broken (it grabs the previous version with no trouble).
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Seanette:

I downloaded it using Google Chrome and it opened in Adobe Acrobat Pro. It all seams to be working and I have saved an optimised version at the following links:

I uploaded the file four times you can try downloading any one of them.

http://hotfile.com/dl/81659752/bdca2...Guide.pdf.html
http://hotfile.com/dl/81659754/92153...Guide.pdf.html
http://hotfile.com/dl/81659761/20911...Guide.pdf.html
http://hotfile.com/dl/81659766/a9f05...Guide.pdf.html

Or my personal website:
efk.me/iPod_touch_iOS4.1_User_Guide.pdf

If you are still having problems, I recommend getting the Acrobat Pro trial available at:

http://download.cnet.com/Adobe-Acrob...-10266904.html

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