Summary

Meaningful titles allow users to discover and organize their EPUB publications.

Techniques

Examples

Example 1 — Simple publication title
<metadata xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" …>
   <dc:title>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</dc:title>
   …
</metadata>

Explanation

A title is a required element in all versions of EPUB. It is expressed in the package document's metadata section in a Dublin Core title element.

This title is typically used to identify the publication in user agents (vendor systems may use other metadata, such as that supplied directly by publishers). The title enables the user not only to know what publication they have in their bookshelf or library, but allows the publication to be easily found again.

When a title is omitted, user agents will normally generate a generic name, such as "Untitled." The more publications like this a user loads, the harder it becomes to distinguish which is which.

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