[odf-discuss] plug-in and ODF 1.2 (was: Miguel on OXML)
zander at kde.org
Fri Feb 2 08:11:19 EST 2007
On Thursday 01 February 2007 23:11, Peter Vandenabeele wrote:
> On 2/1/07, marbux <marbux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am told by the Foundation's developers that, once we have
> > applications that are conformant with ODF v. 1.2, full
> > interoperability is an achievable goal. It will be feasible to map
> > every Office feature to ODF.
I think the proper wording is "it will be feasible to store every office
feature in an ODF file"
> > Until that time, ODF files generated in Microsoft Word using the
> > da Vinci plug-in will not be fully compatible with, e.g., OpenOffice.org
> > and KOffice.
> Which conflicts the essential _goal_ of the Open Standard: to be
> interoperable between all applications and thus avoid vendor lock-in.
I'm don't know why 1.2 is needed at all, really.
The roundtrip is what is important here. And it is the same as when a KOffice
application saves out a document with information that OpenOffice does not
Saving the information out to the file, even if the app did not _use_ that
information is essential to a good roundtripping experience.
In fact, the current ODF spec already allows you to do this. Its all in the
implementation. So OOo fails to be nice in that respect. I hope its on the
devs todo list.
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