[pmwiki-users] pmwiki to epub ebooks

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Wed Mar 12 17:30:57 CDT 2014

On 12/03/14 12:03 AM, Oliver Betz wrote:
> John Rankin wrote:
> [...]
>> How did you envisage a client-side solution would work? For example, the
>> recipe could easily generate suitable html, which you could save for
>> further local processing. I do this for testing the skin and css anyway.
> exactly, the key is "suitable HTML". I made some experiments in this
> direction in the past using a very simple skin. I don't remember the
> details, but the result was not exactly beautiful.
If you like, I can send you a sample epub offlist, so you can see if the 
output could potentially meet your needs.
> [...]
> but on a mobile device, epub is better.
> Since internet access is better available now, the problem is less
> important today (for me).
Exactly right. EPUB is essentially a standard for portable, 
device-independent ebooks, rather than for general-purpose web pages. If 
your wiki content lends itself to a book-like reading experience, EPUB 
will work well. But if an ebook is not the right structure, a 
mobile-friendly pmwiki skin and css may be a better solution.

John Rankin

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