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Subject: Re: [office] Suggested ODF1.2 items
On Mon, 2006-11-12 at 09:45 -0500, Bruce D'Arcus wrote: > > * enhance field support by introducing a <text:field-start/> and a > > <text:field-end/> element to which metadata can be attached. > > I think before we get specific about that, I'd agree we need one (or > more) generic metadata fields. > > The start/end approach seems potentially dangerous to me (how do you > handle well-formedness if the field spans across the end of a content > node?), As a small-time implementor I can say that I would have a hell of a time dealing with start/end tags. I hate those. While working on the ODF viewer we had to do a horrible hack to have even basic support for track-changes (which also uses start/end tags), even based on the assumption that they were well-formed. I would hate to go through that again for fields. I think start/end tags miss the whole point of XML. So I would not be happy with this. Best, Daniel. -- "I AM in shape. Round IS a shape."
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