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Subject: Re: [office] One strictly conforming document?

Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net> wrote on 02/07/2009 08:10:19 PM:

> Doug Mahugh wrote:
> > It's worth noting that the ODF metadata mechanisms don't allow for
> the use of a private/custom schema to tag content within a document.
> And that use case has value to many users.  So if we decide that ODF
> won't be able to support those types of scenarios, for whatever 
> reason, we should not be surprised to find that users who need such 
> capabilities will look elsewhere.
> >
> > 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall anyone proposing to add 
customXML in the sense of OOXML, to ODF.  I think customXML, and the 
specific semantics behind it, are reasonable, and if TC members want that 
functionality in ODF, then it should be supported in a first class way 
rather than via generic mechanisms like bookmarks. 

It would not be too hard to clone such a feature from what is described in 


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