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IDPF Members Approve EPUB 3.1 as an IDPF Recommended Specification

The IDPF Membership has unanimously approved EPUB 3.1 as a Recommended Specification, by a vote of 72 YES to zero NO votes.


The EPUB 3.1 revision introduces a new accessibility specification and an accessibility techniques document. Developed as part of EPUB 3.1 to provide guidance on making EPUB publications accessible, these new documents are designed to be equally applicable to older versions of EPUB 3. More information is provided on the IDPF website.

Draft Charters of W3C Publishing Business Group and EPUB 3 Community Group Available

As part of work towards combining IDPF with W3C, initial charters have been drafted for the anticipated new W3C Publishing Business Group and W3C EPUB 3 Community Group.


These drafts were prepared in collaboration with co-chairs of the IDPF EPUB Working Group, W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group as well as IDPF and W3C leadership. They may be further refined. Comments are solicited from all IDPF and W3C members and others in the publishing community.


The intention is to have "starter" charters in place at the time the combination is effective (anticipated in January 2017). Once these new groups are operating, they may further revise their charters as part of establishing their own processes and work plans. More information is provided on the IDPF website.