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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] My perspective. display perferct?

2008/7/14  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:
> "Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote on 07/14/2008 01:43:00 PM:

>> > This is why I suggested we might want to concentrate on how the
>> data is represented ON DISK as opposed to ON SCREEN.
>> Is that of interest to others?
>> If I create a (valid) odf document, save it to disk
>> should it remain unchanged in terms of content when it passes through
>> another application?
>> I guess metadata will change (date last edited etc), but stuff the user
>> wrote?
>> Should that remain 'fixed' (markup + content?)

> I would suspect that the vast majority of useful document processing
> applications will change the input document in someway,

That wasn't the question Rob.

I asked if list members were interested in retaining content (metadata
excluded, as stated)

> In fact the main advantage of an open format like ODF is that it makes it
> easier to write applications that can read/write/create/modify ODF
> documents.

I did state, if user content is unchanged. I.e. it's the app
thats messing with user content or markup. (metadata excluded, as stated)

> I suspect what you really want

I know what I want.


Dave Pawson

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