[docs] 3.2.2 epub docs broken

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 12:54:31 CET 2011

Hello Allan,

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:04, Allan Bonadio <allan at tactileint.com> wrote:
> the epub versions of the 3.2.2 docs are really zip files.  As downloaded
> from this dir:
> http://docs.python.org/py3k/download.html
> iTunes wouldn't accept them for my iPad.  And, after de-bunzip2 or unzip,
> you get a dir with Python.epub in it.  But that file seems to be a zip
> archive, with HTML files inside.  The filename list is very similar to the
> html version of the docs (which I also downloaded, which works well for my
> laptop).
> (now maybe epub is really a zip file with html, not sure, but unzip worked
> on both.)

Indeed, the EPUB file is actual a zip archive on XHTML pages placed in
specific directories, you can look at [1] and the references from that

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB#Version_3.0_.28current_version.29

I don't know about EPUB support on Apple devices, but on the wikipedia
pages there are mentioned some application able to read EPUB files on
iOS systems.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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