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RE: bookshare and daisy format

the best way of doing these kinds of things --without having to either
reinvent the wheel each time or having to create duplicate copies of
the files is to code up what you're doing as an XSL transformation.

Incidentally book-share 
calling these Daisy books is no more than a  low marketing hoax --in
addition to the problems you point out --all that the smil and ncx
files are doing are pointing into individual text paragraphs.

Frankly the native Emacs tools for working with content are
significantly better than what you would get by bothering to run the
bookshare content   through a SMIL player.

>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Priest-Dorman <priestdo@cs.vassar.edu> writes:

    Greg> I read the bookshare "daisy" format books in w3.  (I put
    Greg> daisy in quotes because from what I can tell, they are using
    Greg> the daisy format without using the tags as intended and this
    Greg> bothers me.)

    Greg> I make a copy of the .xml file with the .html extension.

    Greg> I add anchor <a> tags where there are pagenum tags in the
    Greg> original xml file to make navigation easier.  For fiction I
    Greg> often only add anchors every 5 pages and strip out all other
    Greg> pagenum tags becuse I find hearing them annoying.

    Greg> Open the file in emacspeak, depending on your setup, you may
    Greg> need to do "w3-preview-this-buffer".

    Greg> Sometimes I have split the books up into files of 5 or 10
    Greg> pages each and then I generate links to the previous and
    Greg> next file at the top of each one.  I do this because I run
    Greg> emacspeak on some very old hardware with (by todays
    Greg> standards) minimum memory.  I find smaller chunks of text
    Greg> work better under these conditions.

    Greg> Hope this helps,

    Greg> Greg

    Greg> -- Greg Priest-Dorman priestdo@cs.vassar.edu

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