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Subject: Re: [office] The Rule of Least Power

2009/2/13  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:
> Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote on 02/13/2009 10:11:46 AM:
>> Expected processing is the key to a standard, if of interest.
>> Browsers set a 'standard' by defining the expected processing behaviour
>> to 'show text content as plain text'. That suffices for a browser.
>> Ignore other uses of extensions until this aspect is defined for ODF.
> Dave, so I understand you perfectly, by "ignore" what exactly do you mean:

As Jirka said.

Define what an application should do with extensions.
Then let IBM and Sun and other vendors do what they want, against
that background.

Then Jirka and others can work to a standard, not a standard with
odds and sods of extensions that no one knows what to do with
and all do something different.

Just get the priorities right for ODF.


Dave Pawson
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