EPUB is the distribution and interchange format standard for digital publications and documents based on Web Standards. EPUB defines a means of representing, packaging and encoding structured and semantically enhanced Web content — including XHTML, CSS, SVG, images, and other resources — for distribution in a single-file format. EPUB allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications.
EPUB 2 was initially standardized in 2007 as a successor format to the Open eBook Publication Structure or "OEB", which was originally developed in 1999. A maintenance release, EPUB 2.0.1, was approved in 2010. In October, 2011, EPUB 3 was approved as a final Recommended Specification.
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