Are there any Perl modules that support the full epub format reading and writing? Ideally something that is maintained, so it includes or will include epub 3 compatibility.

  • I would suggest that this is really a question for Programmers. StackOverflow would reject it because it is a request for a tool recommendation.
    – elixenide
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 19:21
  • Do you mind explaining more on what a "Perl module" is for the few that do not know what you are referring to. +1 for the question though and I hope it does stay on-topic. @EdCottrell I hope we can keep more code related questions in regards to ebooks. It would add a better benefit to the community. Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 19:21
  • @EdCottrell - strange... similar questions used to be popular and non-closed on SO back when I was active. Thinks must have evolved :)
    – DVK
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 19:23
  • @Matt_2.0 - Perl is a popular dynamically typed programming language. Among its main claims to notability is CPAN, which is a free repository of 10000s of "modules" (programming libraries designed for a specific task and usable from your Perl program) for doing anything, from statistics to web site scraping to Excel/Word file reading/writing to sky-is-the-limit.
    – DVK
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 19:25
  • @DVK - personally, I think many such questions are good fits for SO, but they tend to rack up close votes and down votes very quickly these days. To be fair, other sites (Programmers, Database Administrators, and Webapps) are often good fits for those questions.
    – elixenide
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 19:41

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EPUB::Parser is available and supports epub3 only.

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