[odf-discuss] OpenDocument v1.1 is Now OASIS Standard
alex at stratagia.co.uk
Fri Feb 2 05:06:18 EST 2007
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 07:46 +0000, Alex Hudson wrote:
>> * clarifications on many features, e.g., bi-directional text,
>> various minor features
> Yeah. ODF 1.0 had features for bi-directional text but it wasn't obvious
> that it did. This caused some people (including an ISO rep) to think
> that it *didn't* have proper internationalization.
They did have to add the new writing-mode attribute for bidi too, though:
If it's supposed to behave like in XSL, then it also affects page layout
- e.g., column order in pages and tables. So, bi-di should be improved
over ODF 1.0 also - it's not just a clarification, as I understand it.
Ditto for accessibility.
>> * accessibility improved by the additions of:
>> o "soft" page breaks (applications record how they paginate a
> Could we use this in the ODF viewer? Pagination is an issue for us. If
> we just replace every <soft-page-break/> by:
> <div class="footer">...</div>
> <hr id="page-n" class="page-break"/>
> <div class="header">...</div>
No, it's not really quite as simple as that - although CSS is able to
respect page breaks, they don't apply to screen oriented media.
In order to make it paginate, we'd have to group elements between soft
page breaks, and that is a lot easier said than done.
But it is potentially useful for that task, and definitely useful for
things like table of contents - we can replace soft page breaks with
anchors, and links to pages would work.
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