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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Question on scope



I had left a statement that we do define a syntax but axed the long 
description of what "applications" could do. Beyond our ken.

Hope you are having a great day!


robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net> wrote on 01/18/2010 02:45:24 PM:
>> One of those was a quick and dirty description of the scope of 
> OpenFormula.
>> One of the current paragraphs in 1.1 says that OpenFormula does not 
>> define a user interface. It goes on to say that different applications 
>> have different syntax.
>> OK, but don't we define a syntax? Granting that some application might 
>> make other choices but that seems like a user interface to me. Unless 
>> the term is being used in some manner I don't recognize.
>> Anyway, thought I would call attention to it.
> There is the OpenFormula syntax, which we do define, and then there is the 
> syntax which the end user uses when entering and editing formulas in the 
> UI of a spreadsheet.  We do not define that, although applications will 
> typically expose a UI that uses a syntax that is trivially mappable to the 
> OpenFormula syntax.
> -Rob
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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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