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Subject: Re: [office] auto-play presentation file format like PPS

But even a PDF file could be opened in either Acrobat Reader or the full Acrobat application (or their equivalents).  

It makes me wonder if this isn't better expressed at the packaging/manifest level?  

We should think of our package format as being independent of whatever is in content.xml.  In the future, our packaging conventions (Zip container + manifest.xml + mimetype + thumbnail.png) could be used by other applications.  At this level we define things like encryption and digital signatures.  Is this the right place to define the preferred "open mode" of the document, edit versus play versus whatever?

This would also have the advantage of being able to detect this preference quickly before decryption, which would be useful if there are two entirely difference applications, like in the PDF case, but also where you might have a lightweight screenshow viewer, fast to launch, versus a larger, slower loading editor.


"Warren Turkal" <turkal@google.com>

03/24/2008 07:14 PM

Re: [office] auto-play presentation file format like PPS

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 2:12 PM, David A. Wheeler <dwheeler@dwheeler.com> wrote:
>  E.G., in the "one laptop per child" system, it'd make sense to have a lot of
>  textbooks in OpenDocument format that are normally opened in a "browser"
>  (read-only) mode, while other documents that you're working on would be
>  opened using an editor.  (The browser might be optimized just for reading).

To play devil's advocate, wouldn't PDF be a better format for the use
case of viewing (and not editing) a document?


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