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Subject: Re: [office] [Fwd: Re: [pr] Help for a marketing and technical message]

Hi Sophie,

I'm not quite sure what it is you are asking here. So I'll point out some 
generic comments on this issue.
It is a common mistake to that people think that OpenOffice is *the* 
benchmark of ODF. It is not, and the results from the testsuite are 
accurate (at least, they were when ran last year).
As Charles pointed out, ODF does not have to be 100% implemented in all 
compliant office applications, only a small set of functionality has to 
be.  So if an application has less functionality, it will obviously 
implement less of the spec.

It would be great if OpenOffice would take the output of the testsuite 
serious to the point that it regards any and all failing tests as 
bugreports so the quality of OpenOffice' ODF support will go up.


On Sunday 08 April 2007 18:01, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:
> sorry for the delay, I'm just back from Hamburg. I'll forward this to
> the ODF TC asap. I guess that -that's a first hint- this is an
> inaccurate way of describing how things work but however much of it may
> be true. It's just that MS manipulated accurate information.
> For instance, there are in any standard a set of  normative and
> non-normative (facultative) elements. While you must follow accurately
> the normative elements, the other parts of the standard are left to
> your own vision of how things should be implemented. So it may well be
> that these figures are accurate (and yet, I don't fully think so) but
> they have been misrepresented in a way to make OOo look like a poor
> implementation of ODF because sometimes OOo does not fully implement
> the ODF standard, as surprizing as it seems. It's just a choice made
> for any application.

Thomas Zander

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