[NTG-context] Quick question about dual output pdf and epub

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Wed Mar 4 11:02:46 CET 2020

Am 2020-03-04 um 08:49 schrieb Jan U. Hasecke <juh+ntg-context at mailbox.org>:
> Am 03.03.20 um 22:04 schrieb Rik Kabel:
>> Instructions for creating the .epub from the export are contained in the
>> log file.
> Has anyone ever got an epub that validates?

Only with a lot of manual corrections.

I use the "raw" XML export, a bunch of XSL templates and a shell script, but still need to put stuff in place manually (i.e. everything that’s just visually formatted like the inner title and imprint).

I’m working on enhancing my workflow to at least succeed with epubcheck. I’ll probably need more than XSLT to e.g. check for image files (since I don’t use the file extension in ConTeXt, the XML processor can’t know if it’s a JPEG, PNG or PDF) etc. Maybe use Python instead of Shell + XSLT.

Our eBook distributor (BookWire) has even higher demands or checks better than the official epubcheck. (There are even example files in the consortiums’s GitHub that don’t validate.)

Greetlings, Hraban

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