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Subject: Re: [office] <style:default-style>, <style:default-page-layout>


Michael Brauer - Sun Germany - ham02 - Hamburg wrote:
> On 04/14/09 23:41, robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
>> If you define the attributes for a default style then you will need to 
>> make a specific statement about many locale dependent items such as 
>> text direction, decimal separators, even typeface.  Locales that use 
>> the defaults stated by the standard will then be able to have more 
>> concise markup, since they could assume the defaults.  And locales 
>> that differ from the defaults would require more verbose markup since 
>> they would need to override those defaults 100% of the time.
> I agree. And in fact, even in OpenOffice.org, there is no single 
> universal default style, but the default style is generated based on 
> locale information. Further, the user has the option to specify some of 
> these defaults manually.
> Which is to say that I'm in favor of keeping the default styles 
> implementation dependent.

I agree to Rob's and Michael's opinion.

Best regards, Oliver.

P.S.: We have proposal "Add default values" - 
http://wiki.oasis-open.org/office/Add_default_values - in progress in 
order to define at least a part of default values for certain attributes

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