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First draft of ODF 1.2 out

By Rick Jelliffe
February 17, 2009

ODF editor Patrick Durusau has announced the availability of the first committee draft of ODF 1.2 Part 1. I think it is really good to have the two conformance levels. However, they won't do what some people may want them to do.

Safe Plurality: Can it be done using OOXML's Markup Compatibility and Extensions mechanism

By Rick Jelliffe
February 13, 2009

The particular issue that MCE address is this: what is an application supposed to do when it finds some markup it wasn't programmed to accept? This could be extension elements in some foreign namespace, but it could also be some elements from a known namespace: the case when a document was made against a newer version of the standard than the application.

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