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Remove the guide element #644

mattgarrish opened this Issue Jan 15, 2016 · 4 comments


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mattgarrish commented Jan 15, 2016

The deprecation discussions mostly revolved around elements that were valid in 3.0.1. The guide element is already deprecated, so a formal resolution to remove it wasn't tabled.

There's no value in keeping it if we're removing all the other compatibility pieces, and it looks like an obvious oversight, so suggest we approve taking this out for the first draft, too.


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elmimmo commented Mar 3, 2016

In order to evaluate the potential impact of removing the guide on current reading systems, is there any solid info on what specific RSs in the market use it for (i.e. info not about what purposes the EPUB 2 spec described it was for, but which ones ended up being actually used by real RS)?


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bdugas commented Jun 10, 2016

Given that the Guide section is deprecated how would you recommend someone call out a map or other reference section that would have been included in the Guide previously?


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mattgarrish commented Jun 10, 2016

The guide element was replaced by the landmarks nav in EPUB 3.


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bdugas commented Aug 2, 2016

Thanks @mattgarrish

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