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Subject: Re: [office] <text:*-ref> elements, <text:reference-ref>,<text:bookmark-ref>, <text:note-ref>, <text:sequence-ref>


On Mon, 2010-09-20 at 12:37 -0600, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-09-20 at 12:04 -0600, Patrick Durusau wrote:


> > "The <text:reference-element represents a field that is populated by a
> > reference to a <text:reference-mark-start> or
> <text:reference-element>."
> > 
> > That captures that it is the field that is being represented and that
> it
> > is populated by a reference to particular elements.
> > 
> > Does that work?
> > 
> I think that viewing the <text:reference-ref> as a field that is
> populated is unnecessarily complicated.
> I would like to think of this in analogy to our table:table-cell element
> that might have table:formula attribute with a formula. IN this case we
> shouldn't really need the value of that formula or the text content of
> that cell. Nevertheless we provide for it to allow simple consumers to
> present the document without being able to evaluate said formula.
> Similarly, I view the purpose of the text content of the
> <text:reference-ref> to be solely for consumers that are unable to
> construct that content. Any advanced consumers will surely re calculate
> the value (or repopulate the field).
> So I think that it would suffice to say that the <text:reference-ref>
> element references (or identifies) a  <text:reference-mark-start> or
> <text:reference-mark> element.

Well, but as I understand it, <text:reference-ref> is a field. That is
it marks a location in the text where content will be displayed. 

Curious that it has text content. That may be the previously calculated
content of the reference. We don't say.

Or are you saying it is not a field but an element that is populated by
the application? But it can be updated by the application so that is
more like a field. 

Still not certain about this one.

Hope you are having a great day!

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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