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Subject: Re: [office] Proposal for basis (YEARFRAC etc.)

Hi David,

On Saturday, 2008-04-19 15:01:44 -0400, David A. Wheeler wrote:

> I propose that basis values be assigned like this:
> 0..4 : Excel 2007 as they ACTUALLY ARE.  This enables easy transition.
> 5..31: reserved (future Excel)
> 32..36: OOXML spec'ed basis algorithms.  basis 34 = basis 2, basis 35 = basis 3,
>   since those happen to be identical.
> [...]
> This way, if someone is reading in an actual OOXML file (as opposed to a file
> written by Microsoft Office 2007), they could trivially translate it by
> adding/subtracting offsets.  Since no one uses OOXML at this time,
> and it's not clear that they will, I think that's a reasonable approach.

This doesn't work, as you can't distinguish between document versions
once the file was saved to a different document format, including ODF.


 OpenOffice.org Engineering at Sun: http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS

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