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Subject: Re: [office] 2.2.1 OpenDocument Document

On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 02:53:38 +0100, <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:

<office@lists.oasis-open.org> wrote on 12/19/2011 03:48:23 PM:

From: André Rebentisch <andre.rebentisch@arsaperta.com>
To: office@lists.oasis-open.org
Date: 12/19/2011 03:51 PM
Subject: [office] 2.2.1 OpenDocument Document
Sent by: <office@lists.oasis-open.org>

XML 1.0 is made available as 5th edition 2008

The specification links XML 1.0 4th edition 2006 in section 2.2.1.

5th Edition of XML 1.0 made some changes related to permitted characters,
changes that were not backwards compatible with earlier versions.  The
result is many XML standards still refer to the 4th edition.

You can read some background on the issue here:

Moving to XML 1.1 would bring similar concerns.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that adopting 5th edition would not invalidate old documents, only introduce the possibility that new documents would not be readable by old software. On the other hand, since it is software that is producing the new documents, is it not possible to legislate that they not use the new characters if they wish the documents to be readable by old software?




Kind regards,
André Rebentisch

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