Sharp XMDF Format: The Next-Gen eBook Format? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 July 2010
For those who currently own an e-reader, I’m pretty sure that these readers might be somewhat boring to read after sometime. In fact, ePUBs and OPF files are monochrome files, which are unattractive as it can only display dull images on the e-reader. Nevertheless, Sharp is set to conquer the next generation file format for e-readers, whereby the company has come up with a format called the XMDF.

Dubbed as the ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format, this particular format allows future e-readers to include video and animations, as well as flashy presentations which are mixed with texts. Of course, existing XHTML format can handle such components too, however, XHTML has yet to be perfected, in order to serve precision text layouts that publishers want.

On the other hand, Sharp has already showcased two prototype readers measuring 5.5 and 10.8 inches, and I believe that these e-readers would be the very first to support the XMDF format.

Sharp XMDF Format: The Next-Gen eBook Format?

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