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Publications Object Model Community Group

The goal of this CG is to develop specs to describe an object model for Publications (think EPUB, PDF, OOXML, and other complex friends) that hides the complexity of package, metadata and resource access inside those formats. A secondary goal is the development and release of a multi-purpose framework, in at least JavaScript and if possible c++ too, implementing those specs.

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The goal of this CG is to develop specs to describe an object model for Publications (think EPUB, PDF, OOXML, and other complex friends) that hides the complexity of package, metadata and resource access inside those formats. A secondary goal is the development and release of a multi-purpose framework, in at least JavaScript and if possible c++ too, implementing those specs.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-10-29 by Daniel Glazman. The following people supported its creation: Daniel Glazman, Florian Rivoal, Tzviya Siegman, Takao Baba, Hiroshi Sakakibara, Dave Cramer, Ivan Herman, Peter Linss. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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