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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Deliverable: odf-diff?
2008/6/21 Sander Marechal <email@example.com>: > Those links you provided are actually very close to what I mean by > "normalizing" an ODF document. Perhaps "Canonicalizing" an ODF document > would be a better term. The W3C spec you point to also coin a nice > phrase: "logically equivalent". That's exactly the term I'm looking for > all this thread :-) > > Two ODF documents that differ only in the names of the automatic styles > (but the content of those styles are the same) are logically equivalent. > The ODF spec explicitly says that an application is free to change the > names of the automatic styles (but not the manual styles!) > > Two documents that differ only in what order the image references appear > in the manifest are logically equivalent. The spec dictates nothing > about the order. It's not important because it's a set, not a list. As > long as they contain the same references, they're logically equivalent. So what would be the deliverable from this Sander? A definition of a normalized/canonical ODF instance used to support a comparison tool. Something like that? regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk