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Subject: Re: [office] Re: [office-metadata] Suggested Changes on the Metadata proposal

On Sunday 01 July 2007 23:37:31 Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> But if a user creates this document in application A and sends it to a
> colleague using application B: if that second application silently
> removes those metadata attributes and the first user gets it back with
> that information stripped, that's bad, and should -- I believe -- be
> discouraged by this TC.

I have seen nobody that has a problem with such a thing. I certainly agree 
silently losing data is bad and should be discouraged.
The question is what can the TC can do that will not harm real use cases 
and which actually will have the effect we are after.
So far I am unconvinced that the suggestions made to discourage this 
losing of data satisfy these requirements.

And if the suggestion does not satisfy the above two requirements, then it 
will do more harm to ODF than good.
At this point I don't have a suggestion what would be a good solution to 
the problem, except for the one about market forces. Which I understand 
is a bit of a leap of faith for some.
Thomas Zander

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