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

Thomas Zander wrote:
> 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.

I agree to what Thomas says here. Silently removing metadata is bad, and 
should be discouraged. It may be that I change my mind if this 
interesting discussion continues, but right now, I believe that the best 
solution is to state in some guidelines that metadata should not be 
silently removed.


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