Experiences with Pandoc

Steve Lee steve at opendirective.com
Tue Aug 26 05:43:18 EDT 2014


Is it worth looping in Richard Schwerdtfeger? IBM have made EPUB
strategic and so must have conversion process in place or under
development.


Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 25 August 2014 15:52, Jonathan Hung <jhung at ocadu.ca> wrote:
>
> 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:
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>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
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>> > acheetham at ocadu.ca           Inclusive Design Institute
>> >                                        OCAD University
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