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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Different Versions in ODF

On Tuesday 05 December 2006 02:27, Josh Rickmar wrote:
> In newer versions of ODF, can you add the option of saving multiple
> versions of the same file in the same file, so ODF users can roll-back
> to any saved version without losing a separate file?  I think this would
> be handy, since I wouldn't have to always be using the "Save As" button
> to make another separate file for all my different versions.  I could
> instead just save the separate versions in the same file name, and then
> could decide which to open when I open the file.

This is a good point. Although OpenOffice.org has this feature, it is not part
of the standard. The metadata is saved in another file, VersionList.xml:

<VL:version-list xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"; xmlns:VL="http://openoffice.org/2001/versions-list";>
  <VL:version-entry VL:title="Version1" VL:comment="david" VL:creator="" dc:date-time="2006-12-06T15:46:39"/>

and the actual saved document is saved as Versions/Version1 (as a full zip archive inside the zip archive).
Interesting approach... I'm not sure why the xml files of version1 are not just stored inside Versions/Version1/
instead of the zip-inside-zip approach. Comments anyone?

David Faure, faure@kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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