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Subject: Open Office XML Format TC Meeting Minutes 13 October 2003

OCTOBER, THE 13TH, 2003, 3PM GMT – 4:00PM GMT

Doug Alberg <doug.alberg@boeing.com>, Boeing
Michael Brauer <michael.brauer@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems
Simon Davis <simond@naa.gov.au>, National Archive of Australia
Patrick Durusau <pdurusau@emory.edu>, Society of Biblical Literature
Gary Edwards <garyedwards@yahoo.com>
David Faure <faure@kde.org>
Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, Arbortext
Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>

Acceptance of Minutes of the October, the 6th meeting
- The attending TC members unanimously accepted the minutes. The 
uncertainties regarding the attribute names for table templates  are 
clarified in this (13 Oct) meeting.

Action Items
- (Phil Boutros: create proposal for unifying change tracking in text 
and table documents)
   - in progress
- Daniel Vogelheim, (Paul Langille): proposal for business charts
   - in progress

Discussion of Work Package 5.3 Style Properties
The TC unanimously agreed that the attributes of the new 
"<table:table-template>" are called "table:first-row-start-column", 
"table:first-row-end-column", "table:last-row-start-column" and 

The TC discussed pages and page properties as described in section 2.3 
of the OpenOffice.org XML specification:

The TC discussed the use case where the page setup (that is the number 
of pages and their page style) are known in advance and the document 
contains only text boxes that flow on the pages. It has been discussed 
how this situation can be achieved with the current format. One way to 
achieve this seems to use the concept of following page styles of master 
pages. This requires to insert hard page breaks into the document body, 
that again requires paragraphs. To avoid the paragraphs, some kind of 
page break element that does not influence the layout could be 
introduced. An alternative is to use the already existing <draw:page> 
element that exactly has the purpose of specifying fixed page layouts. 
David Faure will clarify whether extensions are required to use draw 
pages for this purpose. The discussion will be continued in the next con 

Discussion of Work Package 5.4 Special Styles
The TC discussed the footnote and endnote configuration as described in 
section 3.6 of the OpenOffice.org XML specification. Since the TC 
already agreed to merge foot- and endnotes into a single concept of 
notes that might have various types (footnote and endnote in the current 
specification) the foot- and endnote configurations have to be merged as 
well. Michael Brauer will prepare a proposal for this.

The TC agreed to keep the line numbering configuration as described in 
section 3.5 of the OpenOffice.org XML specification unchanged.

The TC started to discuss list and outline styles as described as part 
of sections 3.3 and 3.4 of the OpenOffice.org XML specification. The TC 
discussed the proposal to add a "style:default-outline-level" attribute 
to paragraph styles and additionally whether there is a requirement for 
specifying multiple outline styles for a document. The discussion will 
be continued in the next con call.

TC web page
The TC agreed to enhance the FAQ by an hint to the TC's comment web 
form/mailing list.

New Action Items
- David Faure: Clarify whether draw pages can be used for fixed page layouts
- Michael Brauer: Proposal for merged foot-/endnote configuration
- Michael Brauer: Add hint to TC's comment web form to FAQ

Michael Brauer

OASIS Open Office XML format TC chair

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