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Subject: Re: [office-comment] OpenDocument 1.2v7-02: 1.5 White Space Processing


Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> In Document OpenDocument-v1.2-v7-02.odt
> Section 1.5 White Space Processing and EOL Handling
> Suggestions: 
> 1. There is no reason to introduce EOL as a term or refer to it.  
> 1.1 Remove "and EOL Handling" from the section title
> 1.2 In the last sentence of the first paragraph, delete the phrase "and
> end-of-line (EOL)"
> 1.3 Use the primary Unicode names for the capitalized names of the Unicode
> [Unicode 4]
> 1.4 Avoid C-isms and programming-language-isms and use the Unicode notation
> for the code points (U+0009 or '\u0009') or the W3C EBNF notation (if using
> that), eg., #x9 (or the ISO EBNF), 
> 1.5 Oh, and identify whichever notation is chosen.
> 1.6 Replace the paragraph "One of the following characters may be used to
> represent line ends:" with
> "Any of the following cases may be used to represent a single line end:"
> (You need to decide that you mean that and not newline though.)
> 1.7 Replace the "All possible line ends are normalized to a single LINE FEED
> character" with "The normalized representation of a single line end is a
> single LINE FEED character."  (or words to that effect)
Or, simply say that all ODF documents conform to the XML standard unless 
otherwise stated somewhere in the preceding material and *not* restate 
what XML 1.0 (4th ed. now?) already defines.

Do note, however, that we define whitespace rules for paragraphs and 
their child elements than XML 1.0. See 5.1.1,,
> 2. The statement in OpenFormula material on the same topic needs to be
> reconciled with this portion of the OpenDocument specification. 
> 2.1 OpenFormula identifies LINE FEED with new line (NL and the '\n' C-ism,
> Unix-ism), not end of line EOL.  I believe it matters which.  
> 2.2 There is some looseness about what "&#0D;" and "	" signify, if
> anything, outside of quoted strings in OpenFormula encoded in XML attribute
> values. 
Thanks! I will have to look at that along with the David Wheeler and the 
OpenFormula folks.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

>  - Dennis
> Dennis E. Hamilton
> ------------------
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Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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