[odf-discuss] A story of TIFF
alex at stratagia.co.uk
Sat Feb 10 05:33:43 EST 2007
> I'm sorry. I thought it was understood that the Foundation is working
> with their own build of OOo that implements the proposed changes in
> ODF 1.2.
I don't think anyone outside the Foundation knew that :)
Do you know which of these proposals it implements:
Or is it implementing stuff that hasn't been agreed yet?
> I think you overlook that the "foreign element" tags are limited to
> foreign metadata. As I understand ODF 1.0 section 1.5 it would be
> improper to use the foreign element tags for enclosing blobs that are
> not metadata
That's not correct, I think you're confusing two different parts of the
First off, it says "you may include foreign data so long as it doesn't
use the ODF namespaces" - which means, you can mix in any data you like.
It then says *additionally* that styles may have arbitrary elements, and
that metadata may contain attributes that applications do not recognise.
These are two types of foreign data, and ODF treats them differently:
you can preserve the first type, you should preserve the second. I
haven't seen the proposal for ODF 1.2, but AIUI the "must" will be
placed on the _second_ type.
I doubt that ODF 1.2 will get rid of the first type, though. If it did,
that would mean you couldn't convert ODF 1.0/1.1 docs to 1.2 without
losing information; that would be a horrendous mistake.
> I think it important to distinguish when we are referring to EOOXML
> and to MOOXML. They are not the same.
Are you saying that there are .docx files out there which will not
validate against the Ecma OXML specification? Do you have an example of
such a file?
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