|Areas||HTML Rendering, Web Development|
|Benefits to Tcl||Maintenance of TkHtml3, Conflation with emerging eReader technology|
|Mentor||George Jempty, comp.lang.tcl|
An ebook reader incorporating the TkHtml3 renderer, via the Hv3 browser, and the DeskML platform (for devising desktop applications from web technologies). The name 'epubkit' (for which George Jempty has acquired the .com and .net domains) pays homage to the Starkit and TclKit technologies which are the additional pillars besides TkHtml3, and this will not be "just another" ePub reader. Rather epubKit will strive to innovate in a couple of important ways:
Please consider George Jempty's recent track record with "DeskML" (a rough equivalent of Adobe AIR prototyped within the past year or so), as evident from comp.lang.tcl
The imagination is the only limit as to the applicability of scripting within ePubs, another idea besides chess for instance, being an in-page recipe converter for applying a ratio such as .75 or 2.0 to the quantities called for within cookbooks.