[bksvol-discuss] Re: Lose the stripper!

  • From: "Marissa Mika" <Marissa.M@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:22:08 -0800


The stripper is intended to get rid of headers--which we receive a lot
of complaints about when people read them with the start of every page.
If the stripper isn't doing what it's intended to do, I think it's
important that we at least gather some data about what it is doing and
not doing.

Given the fact that most people don't want to read a new header at the
beginning of every page (which is what the stripper is intended to
remedy), and that a global replace, when done incorrectly, leads to
stripping out page breaks, I think it's worth asking whether or not the
stripper can be salvaged for its intended use. That's why I've asked you
all to pass along files that have been severely altered by the stripper.


-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 1:08 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Lose the stripper!

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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