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Book Brainstorming



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


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.

<table> <tr><th>Section name<th>Description <tr><td>frontcover<td> </table>


  • boom - the Book Microformat

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