Curt Bianchi

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    Curt Bianchi commented  · 

    One more vote for this being a serious issue that needs to be fixed in order to make endnotes usable in ePUBs. The problem is that when an ePUB is split into multiple xhtml files (as is customary for books), the links embedded in the xhtml file are not updated to include the appropriate file designation. For example, an endnote reference make look like this in an xhtml file generated by ePUB export:

    <a class="_idEndnoteLink _idGenColorInherit" href="#endnote-001">1</a>

    Note that there is no file specified in the href. This will work if the endnote ref and the endnote itself are in the same file (i.e., Split Document is disabled on export). However, if they are not in the same file, then the href needs to have the file specified, e.g.:

    <a class="_idEndnoteLink _idGenColorInherit" href="test-2.xhtml#endnote-001">1</a>

    In addition, the appropriate file designation needs to be applied in the endnotes themselves so that they will properly link back to the endnote reference. This is already done for indexes in documents exported as ePUBs with document splitting. We just need to same mechanism for endnotes.

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