The purpose of page header/footer normalization is to enable the processor to move the page number from the source file to the XML markup. This means that page numbers are removed from the body text of the book. If the Daisy reader/player worked correctly, the user should be able to query those page numbers, or have pages returned into the body text. Unfortunately, this seems not to be happening. Kurzweil for example, will not report correctly pages of books that were originally created/edited/validated to contain preliminary pages. G. Guido Dante Corona IBM Research, Human Ability & Accessibility Center, (HA&AC) Austin Tx. Phone: 512. 838. 9735. Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx Web: http://www.ibm.com/able ". . . Maybe it was only those who were most certain they were right who were guaranteed to be wrong. And that maybe, just maybe, those who questioned the most were in the end those who came closest to being wise." [David Poyer, The Command] "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 01/18/2008 02:25 PM Please respond to bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject [bksvol-discuss] page numbers and real priorities I have been validating since late 2002. I have been dilligent about page numbers, making sure they are there and protecting them. If they are not showing up in daisy format or braille format this ought to be a priority of bookshare engineering. I attended last tuesday's discussion of engineering ideas for the future. Page numbering is more important than any future ideas brought up at that meeting as far as I am concerned. I do not know the status of print page numbers in books in the general collection for sure so please take that lack of knowledge into account. Accurate page numbering is vital as has been discussed over and over again on this list. They are part of accuracy. Accuracy is more important than interesting ideas about searches or toolbars or social sites. Without accuracy, the product the user gets will be inferior or unuseable. Let's think about real priorities. E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.