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Subject: Re: [office] the simple proposal: forwards compatibility

2008/7/14  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:
> "Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote on 07/14/2008 07:31:22 AM:

>> What should a 1.2 application do with content from 2.0?
> Perhaps we can add some language to ODF 1.2 for how an ODF 1.2 processor
> should process unknown elements from ODF 1.3.+.  However, we can't, in any
> formal way, tell an ODF 1.0 processor what to do with ODF 1.2 documents,
> since we cannot change the ODF 1.0 specification.

Lots of things the TC could do.

If 1.2 defines a clear action on 'forwards compatibility'
that might act as  guidance for retroactive action on forwards compatability?

I'll post a comment to the comments list if that might help getting it
on the TC's agenda.

I see it as a shortcoming of the current spec.


Dave Pawson

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