Experiences with Pandoc

Jonathan Hung jhung at ocadu.ca
Mon Aug 25 10:52:26 EDT 2014


Anastasia and I had a discussion in the IRC channel and we concluded that
we will begin investigating alternative methods of generating an EPUB
container.


On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Justin Obara <obara.justin at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Calibre was just updated last week, maybe it will work better now.
> http://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
>
> Thanks
> Justin
>
> On Aug 25, 2014, at 9:52 AM, Cheetham, Anastasia <acheetham at ocadu.ca>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > On Aug 22, 2014, at 4:50 PM, Richards, Jan <jrichards at ocadu.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> I assume this means that the internal go-between format it uses (since
> I can't imagine there are 1-to-1 conversion paths for every format
> combination) doesn't have sufficient accessibility richness.
> >
> > Yes, that’s the issue. The developers commented:
> >
> > “...pandoc works by parsing the raw HTML to a syntax tree and then
> rearranging this and writing new HTML from the AST. The AST is not fine
> grained enough to ensure that writeHTML . readHTML == id”
> >
> > They do make the point that we’re actually converting HTML to HTML,
> which is unnecessary since all we really want is the packaging
> functionality. Hence my suggestion that we switch to an alternative process.
> >
> > --
> > Anastasia Cheetham     Inclusive Design Research Centre
> > acheetham at ocadu.ca           Inclusive Design Institute
> >                                        OCAD University
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