This sample by Ivan Herman of the W3C, Portable Web Publications, just about hits the limit of 5DOC’s prototyping site with the HTML download weighing in at +20mb. Note: there is an embedded video on page 27.
At the moment, on the eve of the W3C 2016 TPAC Conference, there is still considerable debate about what is meant by PWP and even suggestions that the name should be changed again (it used to be EPUB+WEB).
There is some consensus that there should be a separate effort to more precisely define offline capabilities and requirements. Foreseeing that this would happen, 5DOC.org has helped establish the W3C Offline-URL Community Group in order to update the 1994 File URL scheme(file:///) and add zip compression and containers.
This first OA sample already demonstrates the amazing potential of offline HTML to immediately replace the status quo use of PDF for scholarly content and foreclose future use of problematic EPUB. It looks much better plus it is easy to produce if the original is already in HTML.
NOTE: This is a REPRODUCTION of an article from Winnower, an open access online scholarly publishing platform. This sample on 5DOC.org is NOT updated for new reviews, views or any other content that is dynamically generated on the web page of the original article.
Opens the menu modal for both on- and offline samples
5DOC.ORG believes now is the time to move forward towards a browser-based offline document – a 5DOC.
5DOC.ORG is an initiative to build an alternative to PDFs and eBooks.
and it is an ongoing effort where building complexity ultimately leads to simplification. A 5DOC is built with WordPress, a highly successful open source content management system.
5DOC.ORG believes the complex effort by W3C-IDPF (see slide below) for the next generationEPUB+WEB should be modified to much simpler requirements and that the effort should begin ASAP.