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Subject: Re: [office] ODF 1.0 and IS 26300 not technically equivalent

So as not to prolong the discussion any further - this is a single, cumulative errata document for any OASIS Standard. 


On Feb 1, 2010, at 11:06 AM, robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:

> "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote on 02/01/2010 
> 10:51:01 AM:
>> PS: There is a peculiar value to a cumulative errata for the OASIS 
>> ODF 1.0 Standard. We will need to transform it selectively into a 
>> single Errata document for the OASIS ODF 1.1 Standard and take that 
>> to JTC1 SC34 WG6 at some point, possibly during the FPDAM process 
>> that amends IS 26300 to align with ODF 1.1.
> Sure, but the effect of a cumulative errata document can be achieved in 
> three ways: 
> 1) by referencing the changes of previous errata in the most-recent errata
> 2) by including the changes of previous errata verbatim in the most-recent 
> errata
> 3) by merging the changes of previous errata into the most-recent errata 
> at the level of an individual erratum.
> These all allow the reader to derive the exact same specification in the 
> end.  But they differ in some important ways in our ability to maintain 
> equivalent specifications in OASIS and JTC1.
> -Rob
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