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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-3434) ODF 1.2 Part 2, 5.8References Error as Sheet Name Unclear

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Andreas Guelzow  commented on OFFICE-3434:

I believe that this is closely related to OFFICE-2750.

> ODF 1.2 Part 2, 5.8 References Error as Sheet Name Unclear
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-3434
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-3434
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: OpenFormula, Part 2 (Formulas)
>    Affects Versions: ODF 1.2 CD 05
>            Reporter: Dennis Hamilton
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2 CD 06
> In 5.8:References, the syntax allows Error wherever a QuotedSheetName may appear.  There is no other place in Reference syntax where an Error may explicitly appear.
> In the text, the only mention of error behavior in the resolution of a reference is for being out of bounds for an implementations row or column limits.
> There is no explanation for why a producer would ever put such a value in the recorded form of a Reference, and what a consumer or evaluator should make of it.
> I can understand that a specified sheet might not exist and the reference would result in an error in the evaluator, but I don't understand why there would be any change to the reference in its persistent form.
> If this is related to the notion that an user entered a formula with an unrecognized sheet name in it, I can understand presenting the formula to an user in a way where the unresolvable sheet name is emphasized in some way.  I just don't understand why a producer would make such a substitution if the formula is accepted without correction.

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