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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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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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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 Business Group Releases RFP for epubcheck Development

How do you know that you’ve produced an interoperable, functional, and accessible ebook? How do customers know? Or libraries? Or Book distributors? Validation is the cornerstone of the epub publishing process and there is one system on which nearly all epub relies – epubcheck. However, as our standards evolve, our validation has not and epubs […]
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PWG Takes Toronto

Minutes are published at https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2018/2018-05-30-pwg.html and https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2018/2018-05-31-pwg.html. The Publishing Working Group gathered in Toronto, Ontario for a 2-day face to face meeting at the Kobo office. This was Kobo’s first time hosting a working group meeting, and they did a great job. Thanks especially to Wendy Reid who organized hotel discounts, restaurant reservations, conference rooms, […]
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Publishing WG Telco, 2018-04-23: Offlining, Infoset

See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions. Offlining Our current draft does not go into detail about offlining WP. The call focused on some of the scenarios in which offlining is most valuable and desired. From there, the conversations expanded to the other concerns around offline-enhanced experiences,  such as versioning, identification, […]
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Publishing @ W3C goes to ebookcraft

For many of us who work with ebooks, the highlight of our year is ebookcraft in Toronto. ebookcraft is a two-day conference devoted to ebook production, sponsored by Booknet Canada. The fifth edition was held last week, and it was a veritable who’s who of Publishing @ W3C. Why do we love ebookcraft? It’s full […]
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Publishing WG Publishes 3 FPWDs

The Publishing Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of three first public working drafts: Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-wpub-20180104 Packaged Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-pwpub-20180104 Web Annotation Extensions for Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-wpub-ann-20180104 These are the first publications of the Publishing Working Group, and we welcome feedback. Web Publication defines a collection of information that describes the structure […]
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