[odf-discuss] plug-in and ODF 1.2 (was: Miguel on OXML)
peter at vandenabeele.com
Fri Feb 2 19:50:34 EST 2007
On 2/2/07, Thomas Zander <zander at kde.org> wrote:
> 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
Could you give an example of this for my understanding ? What would be
the "specification" of such information [that OO.o does not parse]? Is it
e.g. the KOffice source code and/or another form of specification ?
> Saving the information out to the file, even if the app did not _use_ that
> information is essential to a good roundtripping experience.
But then every user gets into the ethernal question of "how can I be sure
that I have a high fidelity view of the document. Maybe there are unprocessed
elements that I do not see and another reader of the document did see".
I have the impression that "enterprise" level applications should
stick to standard
ODF to be fully interoperable and should fiercly warn the user if they
receive documents that have extensions that they cannot parse.
> 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.
Could you elaborate on this please.
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