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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Mandatory parts of an ODF-package

Discussions belong on the "opendocument-users" lists, not the 
"office-comment" list.  The office-comment list is only for public 
feedback on the ODF standard and drafts.  The Fellowship also has a 
discussion list.  Perhaps they can explain why their validator requires 
styles.xml, etc.  You can join it here:  

But as an aside, if you are experimenting, don't forget that you can 
ignore packaging altogether and have a single XML file with 
<office:document> as the root element.  That gives you the simplest 
possible "hello world" document.


"Jesper Lund Stocholm" <4a4553504552@gmail.com> wrote on 08/05/2008 
04:00:45 AM:
> 08/05/2008 04:05 AM
> I am trying to figure out what the mandatory parts of an ODF-package are 
> but I can't seem to find a clear answer. If I read ODF 1.0 (section 2.1
> about document roots and section 17 about the package) I would conclude
> this:
> Required parts of an ODF-package is the following streams in the
> ZIP-archive:
> content.xml
> META-INF/manifest.xml
> (actually the content.xml-stream is required only by reference 
> since it contains the document data itself and the stream containing the
> document must be named "content.xml". I would argue though, that given
> strict reading of the spec a document would be conformant when omitting 
> content.xml-stream as well).
> The problem with the above is that it goes against the output of the
> OpenDocumentFellowship-validator (it requires the styles.xml, 
> and meta.xml-files and mimetype-file) as well as the current 
> of all application suites supporting ODF.
> Can you (anyone) confirm the above? It seems to me that a KISS/simple
> "Hello-world"-ODF document would be perfectly valid if it only contained 
> content.xml-file as well as the manifest-file.
> Thanks,
> /Jesper Lund Stocholm
> www.idippedut.dk

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