e-Book reader

Michael Rueger michael at sophieproject.org
Fri Aug 3 11:45:26 EDT 2007

...sounds like Sophie to me...
But then, I'm somewhat biased ;-)


Yoric wrote:
> Mmmhhh.... looks like impedance mismatch in the definition of what an
> e-Book is.
> Ok, let's define what I have in mind: an e-Book is a one-file package
> that may be downloaded, archived, copied, etc. That package may contain
> references to internal resources (i.e. files that are part of the
> package) and external resources (i.e. files that may be anywhere on the
> web, including inside another book). A package with only internal
> resources will behave somewhat like a PDF (i.e. plenty of chapters and
> images inside one self-contained file), while a package with only
> external resources may be seen as only a table of contents (or a
> super-bookmark).
> With this in mind, I intend to be able to reference
> * the package itself (to be able to download it, from Firefox or from
> anywhere else)
> * resources internal to the package (to be able to display them, to
> bookmarks them, to link to them)
> * resources external to the package (for the same reasons).
> Furthermore, I would like to be able to share my bookmarks with other
> readers. So, when I bookmark chapter 7 of __Alice in Wonderland__, if I
> send this bookmark to some friend, that bookmark should keep working if
> the friend has __Alice in Wonderland__ on the computer. I don't want
> that bookmark to depend on the name of the directory in which the book
> has been moved to. Even better, it should have a meaning even if my
> friend doesn't have __Alice in Wonderland__ yet.
> Do we agree up to this point ?
> Cheers,
>  David
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