Subject: Fwd: OpenDocument spec problem (drawing page names)
Please find below a discussion about a problem in the spec for presentation programs. ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- Subject: OpenDocument spec problem Date: Sunday 22 January 2006 09:14 From: Thorsten Zachmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: David Faure <email@example.com> Hello David, When I was trying to fix the the custom slide show feature in kpresenter I think I found a problem in the opendocument spec. Background: In 9.1.4 Drawing Pages there is defined that a page name can be set by using the draw:name attribute. It also says that if it is used it has to be unique. Also there is a unique draw:id attribute for a page. Problem in KPresenter: In kpresenter it is possible to have the same name for different slides which I think is good as the user can do so if he wants. The problem is that in 9.11.6 Show Definitions it is defined to use the draw:name of the page as reference to the slides used in custom slide show. Problem in OOo-impress: If you name Slide 1 "page1" and you save and reload the document it will say "Slide 1" as name for the slide. This is because OOo-impress uses pageX as the default when none is there. So you can trick OOo-impress to generate 2 times draw:name="page3" if you set no name for slide 3 and set the name for slide 2 to page3. If you do so the custom slide show feature will no longer work as expected. (No bug reported yet.) To solve the problem of having such problems in the first place I think the OpenDocument spec should be changed to use draw:id to identify the different pages instead of the draw:name as the draw:name can changed by user input. Also the draw:name should not have to be unique. Can you talk about this in the OASIS OpenDocument Group please? If you need more information you know how to find me :-). To solve this problem for kpresenter 1.5 I will add a koffice:name additionally and will use the draw:name as OOo-impress does at the moment. Have a nice day, Thorsten ------------------------------------------------------- -- David Faure, firstname.lastname@example.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE, Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).