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From "Nick Burch (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (TIKA-1178) Improve docx multiple section handling - headers and footers
Date Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:37:42 GMT

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Nick Burch commented on TIKA-1178:

Are you able to produce a small test document that shows up the problem? I guess something
with a few sections, some with headers/footers, some without, some with one but not the other,
and probably some even/odd/first stuff too. Might be handy to include in the page bit a human
readable description of what should be there. That should make writing a comprehensive unit
test for this easy, and from there we can start thinking about how to fix it...!

(I'm not sure we can ever fully fix it, as the word format isn't a page based format like
things such as PDF, but we can probably get better)

> Improve docx multiple section handling - headers and footers
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: TIKA-1178
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-1178
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: parser
>            Reporter: David Cole
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: docx, parsing, sectPr
>   Original Estimate: 4h
>  Remaining Estimate: 4h
> Currently docx to plain text is only accurate for single page files. First off, the sectPr
tag right above the closing body tag is not the overall document property; it is the section
property of the last section(if there is only one, then yes it is the overall document property
per say). right now if I had a large docx file (let's say a book which i broke each chapter
into it's own section) then i would get the last chapter's header as the beginning document's
> Addressing sectPr tags inside paragraphs:
> why are we wrapping the paragraph with the header and footer?
> we should be buffering up pages as we read the docx file, until we hit a section property
where we decide how to wrap what we just consumed. I realize that it is difficult to determine
page breaks when it is caused by overflow (not explicit page breaks). 
> The time for completion is really dependent on how much improvement we want to add in
this area.
> Just for reference, my assumptions on open office xml structure interpretation come from
the documentation on this site: http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-376.htm

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