[bksvol-discuss] Re: stripper and colatteral damage

  • From: "Kenneth A. Cross" <crossk@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 15:22:00 -0400

It probably won't make the slightest difference to the BookShare staff, but
I most enthusiastically agree.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rui" <goldwave@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:16 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] stripper and colatteral damage

> Good Afternoon:
> At the bookshare users meeting at NFB, I made it very clear to Jim (like
he didn't know already) the issues with the stripper and why i think it
should be removed.
> The whole concept of the stripper bothers me, not just the fact it does
more than it's supposed too.
> Its very reason for being agrivates me.
> Regular print books have headers, some have footers, that is part of a
print book.
> If we want digital copies of print books then, take the good with the bad.
> Do not sanitize the book to make it more access technology friendly.  The
very fact that is accessible already does that.
> If i don't want to read the headers, i can strip them out myself or use my
own automated tool to do so.
> However,  If by chance I do want them there, I simply do not get that
option with Bookshare!!!
> Words do not do justice to how much this issue ticks me off.
> Bottomline, this process does not serve the community that it was designed
to assist.
> -- Rui
> >
> > From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: 2005/07/21 Thu AM 11:00:39 EDT
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: stripper
> >
> > Pam
> >
> > agreed!  It's inconsistent and unpredictable.  And the problems relative
> > to it have been discussed repeatedly.
> > The Powers-that-be are all too aware of the damage the stripper has
> > but seem to have shoved it on the back burner probably due to more
> > pressing issues to deal with.
> > It is a shame that it cannot be dealt with; but Marissa, prior to her
> > leaving, pretty much outlined where it stands.
> > So I wouldn't expect much change regarding the stripper as any change
> > would require some sort of policy change plus programmer action.
> > Conceptually, the stripper makes sense; practically, it has been a
> > failure breading as much (or perhaps even more) than it has repaired.
> > It's not our decision as we are volunteers, not decision-makers.
> >
> >
> >
> >

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