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.
5DOC.ORG’s approach is to define the mechanism for downloading a 5DOC – a button – and leave everything else to the imagination.
With the tools available today, virtually anything and everything is now possible and potentially far more functional and exciting than a PDF or eBook.
Apple’s MacWrite was the second application Steve Jobs introduced on the new Mac in 1984. An now, over thirty years later, MacWrite functionality – and much more – is built into the oft forgotten TextEdit.
In fact, now mini-MacWrites popup everywhere – on web pages, mini-windows, your phone. If word processor functionality can be freed from an application, surely content must be consumed free of proprietary silos as well. It will happen.
Note (11 November 2015): this sample has been unpublished due to a change in approach by 5DOC for producing content with code syntax highlighting. Previously, 5DOC used a WordPress plugin and abstracted the relevant code for the 5DOC downloaded version.
Over time it has become obvious that in fact each sample has a different approach to code syntax highlighting and the goal should be flexibility not consistency. All links below initially to the 5DOC sample, now link to the original content.