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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ongoing OOXML development and "implementation defined" items.
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:49:29 GMT
On 4 August 2014 18:23, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:

> Jan asks good questions below.
>
> I have a comment with regard to (3) "Will the OOXML implementation allow
> round-trip of our documents without loss of information?"
>
> It strikes me that there are OOXML import and export capabilities already
> in Apache OpenOffice and a better question may have to do with whether
> those capabilities will satisfy condition (3) and how can they be improved
> to do so.
>
> I am assuming that Jan is considering more than AOO round-tripping with
> itself, although it would be strange were that not already true.  The trick
> is round-tripping with other implementations of OOXML, perhaps, including
> the OOXML support of the AOO cousin, LibreOffice?
>
> Sadly enough round-trip within AOO is not at all given, but you are right
I was thinking about the AOO specialities in e.g. Microsoft word (it could
also be that the new development simply ignores these fields)


> I note that the current support is not being mentioned in this discussion
> so far.  I think it may be that is related to the focus on implementations
> for mobile devices and other non-desktop solutions.  It's not clear though.
>
Or because the import function for OOXML does not work for a large amount
of documents.

thanks for clarifying my questions:
rgds
Jan I.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 08:42
> To: dev
> Subject: Ongoing OOXML development and "implementation defined" items.
>
> Hi.
>
> Based on the information from dennis/peter, I think it would be highly
> interesting to know:
>
> 1) How are the "implementation defined" items implemented, is the intention
> to forward a list to dev@ and ask for opinions (of course in a style so an
> opinion is possible to give) ?
>
> 2) How will the "implementation defined" items, be documented, they are
> likely to change over time, to its problaly a poing where maintenance is
> needed, and thus a higher demand on documentation ?
>
> 3) Will the OOXML implementation allow round-trip of our documents without
> loss of information ?
>
>
> unlike the sidebar development, this develoment seems closed, I expect
> there are good reasons for it, but items where many can have an opinion
> (format conversion being a typical example) would be nice to discuss.
>
> thanks in advance.
> rgds
> jan I
>
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