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jimhanas
jimhanas (2 books)
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:08:52 +0100

Alright. I re-uploaded as XHTML. Looks great. Thanks for your help.


Hadrien
Hadrien
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:28:37 +0100

Most of these websites do direct conversions, while we have something similar to an XML workflow.
To keep a consistent look across our books, we white-list only a limited subset of CSS properties, and almost every XHTML tags.

As a source, I would avoid using Word as much as possible on your end. XHTML is a much better alternative overall.

Word can be pretty problematic when you cut & paste because it adds a lot of garbage and usually generate messy HTML. We try to fix this, but there's a limit to what we can do.


jimhanas
jimhanas (2 books)
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:22:45 +0100

I'll take out the extra spaces. A question: I've experimented with distributing ebooks through many ebook sites -- manybooks, bookglutton, etc. -- and every site processes text differently. In this case, I uploaded plain text. Do you recommend cutting and pasting from Word instead? (I tried this and it preserved the paragraph breaks -- w/o spaces -- but seemed to have problems of its own.) What is the optimal solution. Hand-coded HTML?


Hadrien
Hadrien
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:07:53 +0100

One small advice about the formatting: avoid blank lines between the paragraphs. We auto-indent paragraphs in our output, and books usually don't have blank lines between paragraphs. If the reader prefer extra space between the paragraphs, the reading system can take care of the problem and let him select this setting.