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

On 16/06/2010 15:51, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> I don't care in what format drafts are published. My problem is with
> having the _final_ version of a ODF1.2 to be written in ODF1.2. In that
> case the specification of the standard would depend on that
> specification itself. As mathematician I can well imagine a text that
> has more than one self-consistent interpretations, ie. a different
> implementation could implement that standard differently but in such a
> way that its presentation of the standard again fits what it is doing.
> Andreas

hmmm, ok, but what is the alternative?

assume that the standard is an ODF 1.1 (or ODF 1.0) document:
in that case, the ODF 1.1 (or ODF 1.0) specification would be the reference.
but the ODF 1.1 (or ODF 1.0) specification is itself an ODF 1.1 (or ODF
1.0) document!
your concern about multiple self-consistent interpretations of ODF 1.2
applies just as well to ODF 1.1 or ODF 1.0.

and as already mentioned, the other formats have the problem that they are
not the editable source, thus being prone to conversion bugs.

[i believe the ODF TC has more important things to do than resolve this
philosophical question... how about just dealing with this hypothetical
scenario only in the (imho exceedingly unlikely) case when it actually
occurs in practice?]


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