>this is the file-format for my e-books -- >the text (in plain ascii format, thank you, >though perhaps tokenized for compression), >the styling info (also in a plain ascii format), >graphic file handles saved as ascii strings, >sound file handles saved as ascii strings, >movie file handles saved as ascii strings, >and information on "binding", "mapping", "menu", >etc., saved in -- you guessed it -- ascii format... > >the same routines that read and implement the e-book on the >mac side do it for the p.c. too, so there's your cross-plat format. >and write the reader-tool in realbasic so it is also cross-plat. > >any questions? > Yes. What do you mean by a plain ascii format? How can you save style info, sound or movies as ascii strings? (A succinct, 2-paragraph description of the movie, perhaps?) I presume you mean you will save the binary data in pascal-string format. If so, what's the point? It doesn't make things easier, quicker, smaller, or more understandable on ANY platform. Am I missing something? e-e =J= a y "