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Open eBook Specification
to provide a specification for representing the content of electronic books,
the Open eBook specification standard, comprising of Publication Structure
1.0 and OEB File Format, was developed by the two principal eBook systems
vendors -NuvoMedia Inc. and SoftBook Press Inc. This specification offers a
fast, secure and cost-effective way to get information to people without
incurring extensive printing costs.
Open eBook Publication Structure
eBook Publication Structure defines the format that content takes when it is
converted to electronic form. It enables publishers to produce one digital
version of their content, from novels to policy and procedure manuals that
can be read on multiple devices. However, OEB Publication Structure results
in numerous files per publication, thus the need to develop a format that
can combine multiple files – OEB Format.
The OEB File Format
File Format specifies how multiple files of a digital publication, such as
text, graphics, chapters, copyright protection solutions, can be combined
into a single file necessary for electronic delivery.
The OEB File Format is based upon the industry-standard Multipurpose
Internet Markup Extension (MIME) used most notably in email applications for
file attachments. All OEB Files are valid multipart MIME entities.
The converse is not true. The specification describes the proper
subset of MIME that is allowable within OEB files.
Standard MIME software assists in the construction and deconstruction
of OEB files.
a format in which an electronic publication can be easily and efficiently
transferred between content providers, tool providers, booksellers and
reading systems as a single file.
security, authentication and digital rights management, but does not specify
the details of such systems.
a means by which content compression may be accomplished.
a structure within which interoperable electronic book systems can operate
today and evolve in the future.
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