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Repository for EPUB 3 Revisions

As of August 14, 2020, the EPUB 3 Working Group is now the maintainer of the EPUB 3 specifications.

Current version of EPUB: EPUB 3.3

On the 25th of May, 2023, the EPUB 3 Working Group published the following EPUB 3.3 Recommendations:

For a complete list of publications by the Working Group, including all Working Group Notes, see the separate index page.

The Working Group maintains an errata file for all the specifications and notes. If you want to report a new erratum, please follow the guidelines in that file.

Some issues have been left open by the Working Groups as deferred issues. Issues for specifications not actively maintained have been marked as abandoned and closed. These issues may be resurrected in the future if work is resumed on their respective specifications.

Repository Structure

The contents of each folder are as follows:

  • archive -- Specifications that are no longer in active development either because the revision has finished or work has been abandoned.
  • epub33 -- The specifications being revised as part of the 3.3 revision.

Contributing to the Repository

Use the standard fork, branch, and pull request workflow to propose changes to the specification. Please make branch names informative—by including the issue or bug number for example.

Editorial changes that improve the readability of the spec or correct spelling or grammatical mistakes are welcome.

Please read, about licensing contributions.

Historical Records

See the following for access to meeting minutes, sub-group work, discussions, etc. for past revisions:

  • EPUB 3.0 - Available as a set of markdown files in the archive directory of this repository.
  • EPUB 3.0.1 - Available as document files from Google Drive.
  • EPUB 3.1 - Available as document files from Google Drive.
  • EPUB 3.2 - Available from the EPUB 3 Community Group wiki.

Refer to the EPUB 3 Working Group's home page for information about the current revision.

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For any further help, contact Ivan Herman, Wendy Reid, Shinya Takami, Dave Cramer, or Matt Garrish.