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Old 04-12-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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How do I fix 'title element is empty' error?

Hi. Using Indesign I made an epub which has passed the validation checks.
After being sent to BookBaby (first time ive used them) they failed it's approval because of this error.

Code:
EpubCheck Info Result:\Detail: WARNING: //cdbarx/content/books/20/BK00013520/original/BK00013520.epub/OEBPS/content.opf(6,17): title element is empty
Browsing de internet I think it is because the title tag is empty.
Using Sigil I looked in the content.opf file and saw this. <dc:title />
So I put an opening title tag at the front <dc:title>Book Name<dc:title /> and saved it.

But when I do that the code splits on to the next line
Code:
    <dc:title>Book Name
    <dc:title />
Is this correct?

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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In Sigil, if you click "Tools - Metadata Editor" (or F8 on your keyboard), this will lead you to where you can add things like Title, Author, ISBN, Publication Date, etc.

It is not a good idea editing the content.opf manually unless you know exactly what you are doing.
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Code:
<dc:title />
is a self-closing tag, equivalent to <dc:title></dc:title>. what you want is

Code:
<dc:title>Book Name</dc:title>
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