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Subject: Table Protected Proposal - Edge Case Questions #2

In examining the other parts of the Table Protected Proposal I notice
another kind of Edge Case that may be important.

QUESTION #1: The proposal provides a schema fragment.  It does not state
whether this schema fragment is in addition to the fragment for
<table:table-cell> table:protect or is to be introduced in place of that
one.  This needs to be clear.  I tend to think of deprecation as a warning
that there will be future removal, not the actual removal.  (My example of
this is the Java API where many features have been deprecated over time.)
If the table:protect is deprecated *and* removed in 1.2, I think it should
be said that clearly.

QUESTION #2: The answers to question #1 impact what can be said about
backwards compatibility.  I missed any discussion of whether it is the
schema or the text that was normative in earlier versions of ODF.  I assume
backward compatibility has two components: (1) the impact of accepting an
earlier ODF version document in and ODF 1.2 processor as if it is ODF 1.2
and (2) the impact on a previous-ODF-version processor's acceptance of an
ODF 1.2 document by ignoring features that it does not understand.  It seems
to me that however we look at it, there is a (potential) breaking change
between this ODF 1.2 feature and processors of earlier versions of ODF.
Where should that be addressed?

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [mailto:dennis.hamilton@acm.org] 
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 18:22
To: 'OpenDocument Mailing List'
Cc: 'Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM'
Subject: Table Protected Proposal - Edge Case Question

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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM [mailto:Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM] 
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 06:06
To: OpenDocument Mailing List
Subject: [office] Ballot Request: Table Protected Proposal

Dear TC members,

we have discussed the following proposal in the last TC call:


I'm now requesting a ballot for this proposal for the next TC call (Jan, 
the 5th).

A copy of the proposal is available in the document repository at


Best regards

Michael Brauer, Technical Architect Software Engineering
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