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All posts by Tzviya Siegman

EPUBCheck 4.2.5 and Website

We are pleased to announce the latest production-ready release of EPUBCheck, version 4.2.5, providing support for checking conformance to the EPUB 3.2 family of specifications. This is a maintenance release. Full details and release notes are available at [https://github.com/w3c/epubcheck/releases/tag/v4.2.5. We are also excited to launch the EPUBCheck website at https://www.w3.org/publishing/epubcheck/. Come here to download the […]
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Listen to the People: The Future of EPUB and New Directions for Publishing @ W3C

Securing a strong future for EPUB. Exploring new ideas for every sort of digital publication. Bringing business needs to the technical community: These are the goals of Publishing@W3C. In the last few weeks, we’ve heard from both the broad digital publishing community and the leadership of the Publishing Business Group. We’d like to share with […]
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Publishing WG Telco 24-06-2019: Finalizing the UCR

Publishing WG Telco 24-06-2019: Finalizing the UCR Update on the UCR document We worked toward finalizing the Use Cases and Requirements Document so that we can publish it. Two specific use cases were discussed: Content Protection: The fundamental question is whether a WP will itself express information about content protection/controls or will enable other systems […]
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Publishing WG Telco, 2019-03-04: Audio Issues, Implementation Discussion

Publishing WG Telco, 2019-03-04: Audio Issues, Implementation Discussion See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussion. Audio Issues Wendy led the group through resolving several open audiobooks issues about using the type attribute in audiobooks, handling of external (non-audio) resources in audiobooks, and allowed formats for audiobooks. Implementations Franco and Josh led a discussion […]
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Publishing WG Telco-Asia, 2019-02-07

See minutes online for a more detailed discussion. The Publishing WG convened a meeting at a (somewhat) Asia-friendly time. Asia is a big continent with many time zones. Most of the attendees from Asia are from Japan. The general sense from Japanese publishers is that EPUB 3 is stable, and there is a strong desire […]
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Scope and Goals of the Publishing Working Group

Scope and Goals of the Publishing Working Group What is a web publication? How is it different from a web site or a web app? Why do we need new standards, when the web is already full of publications? The Publishing Working Group (PWG) is continuing to address these questions in the Web Publications (WP) […]
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Publishing WG Telco, 2018-12-03: MVP

Publishing WG Telco, 2018-12-03: MVP See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions. A discussion about Minimum Viable Product, as documented in the UCR led to a debate about where accessibility requirements should fall. Some of the accessibility experts in PWG agreed to work with the UCR team to clean up the […]
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EPUBCheck Fundraising

The Publishing Business Group recently released an RFP to find developers to maintain and improve EPUBCheck. We have selected DAISY for the task. Do you use EPUBCheck? Of course you do! It is a key part of every publisher’s tool chain. Even if you don’t realize that you use EPUBCheck, it is a part of […]
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Publishing WG Telco, 2018-09-17: Issue Review, UAs that are not WP-Aware

Incubation We reviewed options for formal incubation of new ideas. After some back and forth, we agreed to create a new GitHub repo for incubation purposes. GitHub Project Organization We are taking advantage of GitHub Projects to help plan meetings. See https://github.com/w3c/wpub/projects/4 to see what is coming up on calls and F2F meetings. Issue review […]
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Positive Work Environment Community Group

The W3C’s mission is to lead the web to its full potential. We not only want a web that works for everyone, but we want everyone to be able to work for the web. Participants in W3C activities should expect an environment of respect, professionalism, fairness, and sensitivity. Towards that goal, W3C is creating the […]
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