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== Proposals ==
== Proposals ==

Revision as of 15:04, 30 January 2006

Book Brainstorming

Contributors

Introduction

Given analysis and research done on book-examples and book-formats, this page documents various thoughts and strawman proposals for a book microformat.

Table of Contents

Contents


Background

HTML is a general-purpose markup language used for electronic documents, mostly for onscreen reading. Some content, however, is more suitable for other kinds of presentation and being able to reuse the same content for different media types has been a design goal or HTML and CSS.

It has been shown possible to use HTML as a format for book publishing. In the authoring process, it was helpful to use a set of class name on HTML element to further classify content. The classes, along with their associated structural elements, mostly served as hooks for the associated style sheet. In particular, the class names helped separate the content into different sections of a book.

Parts of a book

The user interface of books is fairly standarized. There is typically a front cover that includes the title of the book and the name of the author(s). Inside the cover, one will find a table of contents, chapters, and index and so forth. The table below lists commonly used sections.

frontcover The front cover
halftitlepageThe halftitle page is simple with only the title of the book, and perhaps the name of the authors
titlepage The title page contains (at least) the book title, the name of the author and the name of the publisher
imprint The imprint page typically starts with a copyright statement and also contains information about where the book is printed, its ISBN number etc.
dedication The dedication page is where you find "for mom"
inspiration Many books contain inspirational quotes by other authors
foreword Many books contain a foreword written by someone other than the authors
preface The preface is written by the authors and often contains an acknowledgement of other contributors
toc Table of Contents
lot List of Tables
lof List of Figures
chapter The content itself content is typically organized in numbered chapters.
uchapter Many books contain unnumbered chapters, e.g., an introduction or a postscript
part Some books organize sets of chapters into parts
references References from the text of the book are often listed in a separate section
appendix Additional information can be organized into appendices
biblio The bibliography lists other books and sources for further reading
glossary The glossary defines terms used in the book
index The index is a list of keyword with page references
colophon The colophon page contains information about the production of the book
backcover The back cover

Proposals

See Also

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