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:
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.
-----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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