OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

office-comment message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [office-comment] Date fields 6.2.1 -- what is "current date"?Don't you mean "last edit" date?


The OASIS Open Office specification in fact contains two kind of date 
fields. The <text:date> field described in section 6.2.1 in fact 
specifies the currtent or an arbitrary fixed date. The 
<text:creation-date> field that displays the creation date of the 
document is described in section 6.4.2. There is also a 
<text:modification-date> field (described in section 6.4.15) that 
displays the date when the document was modified the last time.

Best regards

Michael Brauer

OASIS Open Office TC chair

David A. Wheeler wrote:

> Section 6 notes a "creation date", and section 6.2.1 defines
> a "date field" that is the "current date".  Yet for most
> word processing documents, neither dates are interesting;
> most people will want the "date last edited".
> And the material in section 6.2.1 doesn't allow the specification
> of the creation date, even though section 6 intro implies
> otherwise -- it only notes how to include the current date.
> Section 6 needs to changed from
> "Creation dates... A creation date..." to
> "Dates: This includes date last edited, current date,
> creation date, and so on."
> Section 6.2.1:
> This needs to modified to support display of many dates,
> not just the current date. Perhaps add a new field to
> select the kind of date that is included?
> This should at least allow the selection of the
> last-edited date (that should be the same as the
> "date" field in the metadata), creation date, current date (now),
> printed-last date, and so on.  A "reviewed-by" date might
> be nice too (though that would have to be supported in the
> metadata).
> The critical thing is that this field needs to support
> the "last-edited" time.  I print many documents with
> "automatic" dates, and can't easily compare them because
> they print out the "current" date (which is the date I printed it),
> instead of the date the document was last edited
> (which is the date most people really want).
> This may need a clarification in the text somewhere, that
> merely loading a file SHOULD NOT modify the date it was edited.
> --- David A. Wheeler

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]