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Subject: Fwd: [dev-biblio] Re: [sw-discussion] Re: [dev-biblio] Re: [sw-discussion] generic structured fields, citations

Followup to previous discussion, with a field example. I'll be posting  
a suggestion on this later.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jakob Lechner <jakob.lechner@fabalabs.org>
> Date: October 19, 2006 8:42:30 AM EDT
> To: dev@sw.openoffice.org
> Cc: dev@bibliographic.openoffice.org, dev@xml.openoffice.org
> Subject: [dev-biblio] Re: [sw-discussion] Re: [dev-biblio] Re:  
> [sw-discussion] generic  structured fields, citations
> Reply-To: dev@bibliographic.openoffice.org
> Reply-To: jakob.lechner@fabalabs.org
> Hello,
> On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 08:53 -0400, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
>> See the archive I have attached to the message archived at this link.
>> <http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-metadata/200608/ 
>> msg00016.html>
>> It reflects how I've been thinking about storing the metadata. So
>> basically there are domain or feature specific metadata files that get
>> registered in the manifest with a "text/rdf+xml" mimetype, and I
>> imagine specific functionality could be responsible for different
>> chunks of metadata (though because a common model, they could be
>> linked).
>> Let me know if you have any thoughts about that, and about the field
>> to link to it.
> Looks good, that's quite similar how we are planning to include  
> metadata
> in odt archives.
> I have been working on another project but now I'll
> be concentrating on the metadata project again. Actually I
> have to implement some sort of prototype as fast as possible
> because we need it for a presentation.
> As discussed earlier we want to include xml metadata in
> odt archives and implement fields that can read and modify
> the content of a given tag of the xml structure.
> So the field actually needs a reference to the xml file
> it is linked to and a reference to a tag within that xml file
> (this reference could be a xpath expression).
> The field could stored in the content.xml file like this:
> <text:xml-field text:name="field1" xlink:href="customXml/item1.xml"
> xpath="/contacts[0]/surname" />
> The first thing I've tried was to store xml metadata files into a
> odt zip archive: I have created a new folder in the archive and then
> I've included the xml files that contain metadata in this folder.
> Finally I've added entries in the manifest.xml file for the newly
> created folder and for each one of the xml files:
> <manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="" manifest:full-
> path="customXml/"/>
> <manifest:file-entry manifest:media-type="text/xml"
> manifest:fullpath="customXml/item1.xml"/>
> I was able to open the odt file in Writer but when I added a word in  
> the
> document and stored it again, our xml files and the entries in the
> manifest file were gone.
> I guess the reason for this is that Openoffice only includes files in
> the archive that are referenced in the document.
> So I guess it will be necessary to adapt the routine in Openoffice that
> stores text documents. Could someone tell me where to find the code  
> that
> loads/stores textdocuments from/to odt archives? I have read something
> about the XLoadable and XStoreable interfaces but I haven't found the
> implementation for Writer documents yet.
> Please tell me if you have any further ideas or remarks about what I
> have to take care about.
> Best regards
> -- 
> Jakob Lechner
> Research & Development
> Fabalabs Software GmbH
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