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bkc460

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What CSS styles are supported?
Posted: Nov 20, 2007 5:57 PM
 
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It would be good to have a list of which CSS elements and values are supported.

for example, can a person emulate tables using divs with a float style, position relative or absolute.. Or maybe display:table-row
kdpadmin

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Re: What CSS styles are supported?
Posted: Nov 20, 2007 6:43 PM   in response to: bkc460 in response to: bkc460
 
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We don't currently have a list of all supported CSS elements. As the Kindle Book format is primarily built for reflowable text, elements such as tables or positioning control aren't normally supported.
stevefox

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Re: What CSS styles are supported?
Posted: Jul 21, 2008 1:10 PM   in response to: kdpadmin in response to: kdpadmin
 
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This is a silly reply! You need to have someone go through the code and put such a list together. If Amazon wants to be on the leading edge of ePublishing, simple things such as a list of supported CSS codes need to be generated.
thought_refinery

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Re: What CSS styles are supported?
Posted: Jul 31, 2008 12:09 AM   in response to: kdpadmin in response to: kdpadmin
 
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Agreed. Saying the Kindle supports "basic CSS," but not telling us which selectors and attributes [i]are[/i] supported is ridiculous.

DTPadmin: Whose [b]job[/b] is it to document the Kindle book format? How is a list of supported CSS not high on their priority list?

Moreover, how can you not have a list of supported codes [i]for your own device[/i]? Someone wrote the text rendering engine -- don't they know what it supports?

Are you going to force us to backwards engineer the supported codes?

Which brings up a new questions: are there plans to release a firmware upgrade for the Kindle to support (basic) tables?

I know O'Reilly (big name publisher) has a ton of titles waiting for that feature before they can release in Kindle format. Not to mention the thousands of business books that contain tables...
john@red-omega....

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Re: What CSS styles are supported?
Posted: May 30, 2009 9:40 AM   in response to: thought_refinery in response to: thought_refinery
 
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so did this ever get addressed/resolved? I've been looking around, maybe I just completely overlooked it?
jstallent

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Re: What CSS styles are supported?
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 8:13 PM   in response to: john@red-omega.... in response to: john@red-omega....
 
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John,

I cover the supported CSS styles in my book, [i]Kindle Formatting: The Complete Guide[/i]. There is still no official list, but many of the basic styles are supported, with some caveats.

Joshua Tallent
http://kindleformatting.com/book
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