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Subject: Re: [office] ODF Modularization Toward Document 2,0


On 14 November 2011 06:11, Thorsten Behrens <tbehrens@suse.com> wrote:
> Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
>> On 10 November 2011 18:55,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> > We had talked about modularizing the ODF schema previously.  My colleagues
>> > at the IBM Tokyo Research Center did an investigation of the possibilities
>> > a while ago.  I just recently received permission to share their report.
>> > Although it was looking at the ODF 1.0 schema, I think there are some good
>> > insights here.
>> >
>> This is very good news indeed. From what I can guess, it opens a lot
>> of opportunities and conceivably accelerates the deployment of ODF (or
>> modules thereof) on implementations able to run on mobile devices and
>> the like.
> Hi Louis,
> did you read the report?

not at the time I wrote my above…. (guess I should have)

It basically says, ODF is not (easily)
> modularizable, unless you change it incompatibly. I don't think
> that's really good news.

Quite; but I was thinking that the effort alone, the idea that is
somewhat desirable and that there is engineering resource to be
engaged in it—I read that as good news.

> I guess profiles would be more useful than this purely syntactic
> modularization...
> Cheers,

> --
> Thorsten Behrens
> SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg; GF: Jeff
> Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imendörffer, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)

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