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Subject: Re: [office-comment] ODF still fails to specify scripting properly (ODF 1.2CD01)

"Alex Brown" <alexb@griffinbrown.co.uk> wrote on 03/01/2009 06:32:49 AM:

> * How and where a script is stored and located within the Open 
> Packaging Convention (OPC) container file.
> * How is the script bound to the document. In other words, how does 
> the document content associate itself with the macro?
> * What is the runtime language of the script?
> * What is the core and extension API's available to the script?
> * What is the security model?
> The three last points, in particular, are not addressed by the 
> current ODF 1.2 draft. This is unacceptable.
> I propose the following:
> * ODF adopts a standardised scripting language - preferably ISO/IEC 
> 16262 (ECMAScript)
> * The native API onto an ODF document/application is defined and 
> documented; general purpose libraries otherwise available are 
> similarly documented
> * Attention is paid to script operations that impact security, and a
> restrictive mode of operation defined which outlaws the use of risky
> scripting features.

This is a great suggestion.  I'll make sure it is included in the list of 
suggestions that the ODF-Next subcommittee considers.

We might even be able to address some of this in ODF 1.2, such as 
specifying the storage aspects of the script and how the script declares 
what scripting language it uses.


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