Minimum Requirement of EPUB 2.0.1 File

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What Is the minimum requirement of an EPUB 2.0.1 file?

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If you want to build an EPUB file that meets the minimum requirements of EPUB 2.0.1 specification, you need to prepare the following:

1. A text file called "mimetype" with one line listed below. It specifies the mimetype of an EPUB 2.0.1 book file.

application/epub+zip

2. An XML file called "container.xml" in a sub folder named as "META-INF". The "container" file uses the XML format defined in "Open Container Format (OCF) 2.0.1". It specifies a package file of any name, for example: package.opf.

3. A package file named like package.opf, that uses the XML format defined in "Open Packaging Format (OPF) 2.0.1". It defines required some meta data, one or content files, and a navigation file.

4. A navigation file named like navigation.xml that uses the Navigation Center eXtended (NCX) specification. It provides navigation information like a table of contents of the book.

5. A content file named like content.xhtml that uses the XHTML language. It provides the content of the book.

6. Package all above 5 files into a ZIP file named like Hello-2.0.epub. Note that the "mimetype" should not be compressed.

The resulting ZIP file, Hello-2.0.epub, is an EPUB 2.0.1 file that meets the minimum requirements of EPUB 2.0.1 specifications.

 

Hello-2.0.epub - "mimtype" File

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