[bksvol-discuss] Re: Lose the stripper!

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:07:53 -0800 (PST)

I vote for scrapped. I don't really see what good it
does. Maybe I just don't understand its function. My
understanding is that  it will strip headers if it
sees repetitions but will leave things alone when the
first word or character on each page is different.
Which means that if the page number is up there on the
first line with the header, the header will be left
alone. Often, the headers are scrambled and so they
are not repetitive, and then they, too, theoretically
are left alone. So either the book goes to the
collection with the headers intact, scrambled or o.k.,
or we eliminate them manually or by doing a global
replace with nothing.

Am I missing something? Is there something beneficial
to the book that the stripper does?


--- Marissa Mika <Marissa.M@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey Tracy, 
> Rather than issuing a plaintive cry to the bksvol
> list, how about we
> tackle this constructively? Send me the validated
> copy of a book that
> you feel has been mutilated by the stripper and is
> currently live on
> Bookshare, so the two copies can be compared. Point
> out where you think
> the stripper did its unjust work, and then we can
> evaluate it from
> there. By using this evidence, we can begin to
> figure out how the
> stripper can either be adjusted or possibly
> scrapped. 
> Sound like a plan? This invitation is extended to
> all. 
> Thanks,
> Marissa 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Tracy Carcione
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 11:18 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Lose the stripper!
> You know, I could validate faster, if I didn't have
> to look at every
> page to
> make sure that damn stripper wasn't going to take
> out text, not just
> headers.
> Tracy

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