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Subject: Re: [office] Motion for approving ODF 1.2 as Committee Draft andsubmitting it for pubic review.

robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> In the end our choices are limited to:
> 1) Choose the ODF document as the authoritative document.  This has the 
> advantage, when viewed in the same editor, of being closest to what the 
> editors actually wrote and saw.  It has the disadvantage of not being an 
> approved standard.
Hi Rob, all,

there are several subitems of 1) available, the most obvious one 
being to switch OOo to 1.0/1.1 compat mode & perform a SaveAs.

That would make the authoritative odf content adhere to a published
standard. I ran a graphical comparison script on the output & found
exactly four minor differences, all due to numbering changes, but
those surely can be fixed manually.

> So I don't see any perfect choice here.  Any OASIS TC needs to make a 
> decision on this consideration, and whether you pick the editable source 
> or a derived/generated version, there are opportunities for surprises. 
Sure. But there are wise & not so wise choices, and I believe
publishing a standard in precisely the language it should define is
among the latter. ;)


-- Thorsten

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