NOTE: Baker 4.1 support only a subset of the book protocol features (see below), while Baker 4.0 does not support the book protocol. If you want to take advantege of the full book protocol use version 3.2.x instead.
The HPub specification defines a
book:// protocol to identify books. Here is an example of the syntax for a book URL:
Two great advantages:
http://and download the book from that specific location.
.hpubfiles by default, but the
book://protocol is agnostic so it could point also to a
.mobiversion or even a pure textual
book:// links inside books. When the user clicks on such a link Baker will automatically download and open the book the link points to, replacing the current book with it.
Baker supports a special URL: when clicked, a link pointing to
book://local will go back from a downloaded book to the default book originally contained in the published Baker app.
This will allow:
book://links, allowing the users to download the book they want (using
book://localto go back to the "bookshelf" and download another one).
From version 4.1
book:// links are associated to the books shelf. When the user clicks on such a link Baker will automatically bring the user back to the shelf, then ...
book://local link is not supported anymore, the user can click on the back button in the navigation bar to return to the shelf.
Deeper support for the book protocol (address a single page and a specific anchor) are unavailable.