Current IDPF Activities

EPUB Specifications

Under Development

  Description Status Next Milestone Contact

EPUB 3.1

Next major revision to the EPUB specification.

Charter

Project Home Page

Editor's Draft

Draft Specification
September 2016

EPUB Working Group

EPUB Accessibility

Discovery and production requirements for accessible EPUB Publications.

Charter

Project Home Page

Editor's Draft

Draft Specification
September 2016

EPUB Working Group

EDUPUB

Profile of EPUB 3 to standardize educational publishing.

Chartered under EPUB 3.0.

Project Home Page

Draft Specification:

Draft Specification
TBD 2016

EPUB Working Group

Open Annotation in EPUB

Define how to apply Open Annotations in the context of EPUB, thereby enabling users and service providers to utilize a non-proprietary representation of annotation data.

Chartered under EPUB 3.0.

Project Home Page

Draft Specification

Draft Specification
TBD 2016

EPUB Working Group

Scriptable Components

Packaging and integration of widgets in EPUB, and an API for communication between dynamic scripted components.

Chartered under EPUB 3.0.

Project Home Page

Draft Specification:

Draft Specification
TBD 2016

EPUB Working Group

Upcoming

No announcements at this time.

Other Projects

  Description More Information Contact
EPUB 3 Reading System Conformance Test Suite Development of materials and methods for the evaluation of feature coverage in EPUB Reading Systems. Project homepage BISG
EPUB 3 Samples Crowd-sourced repository of EPUB 3 sample documents. Issue Tracker
EPUBCheck Validation tool for EPUB 2 and 3 documents. Issue Tracker
Readium.org An independent open source foundation developing EPUB software. Project homepage Forum

Recently Completed Specifications and Projects

  Description Date References

Indexes

Define a content model for the representation of indexes in EPUB documents.

Charter

Project Home Page

2015-08-26

EPUB Indexes 1.0

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Define a content model for the representation of dictionaries and glossaries in EPUB documents.

Charter

Project Home Page

2015-08-26

EPUB Dictionaries and Glossaries 1.0

Advanced/Hybrid Layouts

Extend EPUB 3 functionality to improve user and context adaptation, and enhance the reading of image-based publications such as comics and magazines.

Charter

Project Home Page

2015-08-26

EPUB 3.0.1

Minor revision to the EPUB specifications.

2014-06-26

Specification Landing Page

EPUB 3 Best Practices

In collaboration with O'Reilly, a guide to best practices for creating EPUB content.

2013-01-28

Advanced Adaptive Layout

CSS Page Templates - allowing content to be formatted into a sequence of richly-designed reflowable pages.

2012-08-08

 

Informational Document

Fixed Layout Metadata

Interoperable metadata expressions for fixed-layout EPUB documents.

2012-03-13

Informational Document (historical).
Integrated into the Publications and Content Documents specifications during the 3.0.1 revision.

 

Last updated: 2014-11-02

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