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December 2013 Standards Update

2013 December 31
by Amaya Webster

Standards Working Group Update
The DIAGRAM Standards Working Group met on December 18, 2013. The meeting was packed with updates on EPUB 3.01, EpubCheck, EDUPUB,, and more. We also had a round-up of what the state of play is with regard to MathML support in the major browsers. To read more, see the notes from the December 18 Standards WG meeting on the wiki page for this group. Please contact co-chairs George Kerscher and Mark Hakkinen if you have ideas to add to the next meeting agenda.

EPUB Specs in Public Draft Status
From the December 2013 IDPF Member Bulletin:

A public and member review is under way through January 15, 2014 for several modular specifications produced by the Advanced-Hybrid Layout Working Group, working under a charter approved in November, 2012. The specifications, elevated by the IDPF Board to Public Draft status on December 12, include EPUB Previews, EPUB Multiple Renditions, and EPUB Region-Based Navigation and the related Magazine Structural Vocabulary. Comments may be made via email to the working group co-chair at

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