Sample: Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform

Sample

This post is part of the series – 2015_10_samples. Other posts:
  1. Sample: Reveal.js
  2. Sample: Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform (Current)

There is a new draft of the Epub+Web spec.

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This time it‘s the official W3C Editor‘s Draft, released 15 October 2105.
And the IDPF/W3C have given their vision of offline docs a new name!

Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform.
PUP-PWP for short.
Or maybe just PWP?

And 5DOC now has the new version for download as, err, a download.

Maybe, or maybe not, the IDPF/W3C noticed that the last version (EPUB+WEB) required internet access to fully create the document, BECAUSE, for this latest draft, internet access is not required.


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Sample: Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: Epub+Web

Sample

This post is part of the series – 2015_08_samples. Other posts:
  1. Introduction: Time to Move Forward
  2. Sample: Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: Epub+Web (Current)
  3. Sample: Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing
  4. Sample of “5DOC Book ” – Art Book
  5. Sample: Looking Below the Surface

Click to go to the sample
Click to go to the sample

And what better way to start than with the W3-IDPF proposed specification for EPUB+WEB docs as a sample of an actual hybrid EPUB+WEB document.

In fact, the purpose of EPUB+WEB as outlined in this document’s vision is precisely the idea 5DOC.ORG is working hard to put into practice.

Our vision for EPUB+WEB is that portable documents become fully native citizens of the Open Web Platform. In this vision, the current format- and workflow-level separation between offline/portable (EPUB) and online (Web) document publishing is diminished to zero.

These are merely two dynamic manifestations of the same publication: content authored with online use as the primary mode can easily be saved by the user for offline reading in portable document form. Content authored primarily for use as a portable document can be put online, without any need for refactoring the content.

Without further ado, let’s go to the sample…


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Sample: Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing

Sample

Click to go to the sample
Click to go to the sample

This post is part of the series – 2015_08_samples. Other posts:
  1. Introduction: Time to Move Forward
  2. Sample: Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: Epub+Web
  3. Sample: Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing (Current)
  4. Sample of “5DOC Book ” – Art Book
  5. Sample: Looking Below the Surface

While it looks completely different than our EPUB+WEB specification sample, the first part of the series, it is still a 5DOC because the only technical requirement to be a 5DOC is a button to download the file. That and it has to be an HTML5 document of course.

In this way, a 5DOC takes after PDF – it represents a single abstraction. While PDF is a takeaway of the printed page, 5DOC is a takeaway of a web page or pages. Plus a 5DOC is also capable of delivering identifiable structured content.

Of course, it is highly desireable for the EPUB+WEB spec to deliver many more features as described in this and the previous sample, but why create unnecessary barriers and technical deconstructs when in reality it’s the download button and that’s it?


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Sample: Looking Below the Surface

Sample

This post is part of the series – 2015_08_samples. Other posts:
  1. Introduction: Time to Move Forward
  2. Sample: Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: Epub+Web
  3. Sample: Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing
  4. Sample of “5DOC Book ” – Art Book
  5. Sample: Looking Below the Surface (Current)

Click to go to the sample
Click to go to the sample

The last sample – Part IV of the 5DOC series of new offline prototype documents – is the same document as the first sample in native format, but with quasi-offline content supplemented with downloaded data. The content of the other version in Part I was taken from the source of the web page, and this version contains material that is download when the offline page is loaded in a browser.

Don’t take my word for it! Download and load it into a browser tab with a live internet connection and into another tab with the connection off.

OK, so it’s not 100% offline, but it offers an innovative new option. The 5DOC now becomes a living document that is referenced as a file instead of a bookmark or a multistep search and navigate process to find the updated version of a given document.

Open the file in a browser and enjoy an updated version.


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