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Subject: Re: [office] Re: [office-comment] Different Versions in ODF
On Wednesday 06 December 2006 16:31, Michael Brauer wrote: > Hi David, > > David Faure wrote: > > 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"/> > > </VL:version-list> > > > > 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? > > > You are right that this OOo feature is not contained in ODF 1.1, but we > may of course add it as part of the package definition for ODF 1.2. Sounds good. > A zip within zip is used because this allows extracting the versioned > document without repackaging it. Repackaging the document would require > to rebuild a manifest.xml. Hmm, OK. -- David Faure, email@example.com, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE, Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).