2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2011 2:47 PM by [Jongware]

    ePub files HTML or XHTML?

    nonsequito

      Until today, I was exporting ePub files from Pages. It produces XHTML ePub files, which I then edited in BBEdit. The edits worked, but there were myriad other problems, so…

       

      …I bought CS5.5 and…

       

      I noticed several things:

       

      1. InDesign 5.5 doesn't export XHTML formatted files, but HTML.

       

      2. When I checked the syntax of these files in BBEdit, there were the following errors:

       

           Unknown or invalid DOCTYPE detected; syntax checker will assume "HTML 5".

           Document type doesn't permit attribute "xmlns" within element "<html>".

           Document type doesn't permit attribute "xml:lang" within element "<div>".

       

      3. In addition, when I rezipped and sent the ePub to iBooks, the formatting I'd added wasn't there (though it had previewed perfectly in BBEdit and browsers).

       

      4. I then replaced everything above the opening <head> element with the lines from a Pages-exported file. The error messages disappeared, but the formatting still wasn't there in iBooks.

       

      As a near-novice, I can't figure out what's going on. Is there some kind of mismatch between XHTML and HTML?

       

      Thanks.