using the Oxgarage, I have generated an ePub file from an already encoded book (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/opensource/downloads/texts/tei/1999.04.0074.xml).
There is an important problem, since the html files that contain the text (OPS/index-body.1_div.1.html and OPS/index-body.1_div.2.html) which are
1.2MB and 920KB. These are too big to be uncompressed and loaded by an ereader (Sony PRS-T1). It took more than 8 minutes (more than 500 secs)
to load the first part (it isn't only too slow, it empties the battery).
I thought this was caused (that the html files containing text weren't 100KB or less) by the fact that the text is encoded with the following main divisions: part, section and subsection. But encoding sections as chapters and subsections as sections made no difference.
My suggestion to this issue is: wouldn't it be possible that the ePub generation process splits chapters (or sections when there are no chapters) in different html files? These will be smaller and faster to be loaded in ereaders.
Many thanks for your help,