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Subject: Re: [opendocument-users] simple OO.org document goes awry in MS Office 2007 w/SP2 - what went wrong?

Hanssens Bart wrote:
> So, what vendors can do to increase interop *in this specific case*
> (since it was all about having a URI with a slash or not, trivial to
> fix IMHO) is to be liberal in what they accept and strict in what
> they produce (sounds familiar, doesn't it).

I think starting with the implementor's notes would be a good way
forward. I hope Microsoft can publish their "raw" implementor notes and
that other vendors pick up on that and start using the same format.

When you start mashing these together it should become easy to see where
the standard may lack in specificity (all vendors having many notes on
the same subject) and how applications diverge (vendors pick different
solutions or interpretations to the same problem). During the next
plugfests we could take up these issues and see how we can all agree on
an interpretation that works interoperable.

Those kinds of issues are prime candidates to send back to the TC.
Either as clarifications to the current spec, as suggestions for the
next spec or for some kind of "implemmentors recommendation".

Sander Marechal

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