FW: [office] Public Review of OpenDocument v1.2

Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamilton at acm.org
Sun Jul 11 02:30:09 CEST 2010

An alternative for downloading the materials is to visit the folder on the
OASIS site:
[The versions at http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/ also works except
the HTML pages will not find the necessary images.  The pictures folder is
not currently replicated at that level.]

Many of the documents have relative links among each other (ODT to ODT, PDF
to PDF, and of course HTML to HTML) giving some advantage to having the
documents in a single directory on your local computer.  You must be careful
to preserve the exact file names for this to be workable.  

 - Dennis

Although I find it too time-consuming and not always successful to follow
links from one document into the interior of another, others may have less


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Subject: [office] Public Review of OpenDocument v1.2

To OASIS members, Public Announce Lists:

The OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC has
recently approved the following specification as a Committee Draft and
approved the package for public review:

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2

This standard specifies the characteristics of an XML-based
application-independent and platform-independent digital document file
format, as well as the characteristics of software applications which read,
write and process such documents. This standard is applicable to document
authoring, editing, viewing, exchange and archiving, including text
documents, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, drawings, charts and similar
documents commonly used by personal productivity software applications. 

This standard has three parts: 

Part 1 defines an XML schema for office documents. Office documents includes
text documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings
or presentations, but is not restricted to these kinds of documents. 

Part 2 defines a formula language for OpenDocument documents. 

Part 3 defines the package format for OpenDocument documents. 

The public review starts today, 8 July 2010, and ends 6 September 2010. This
is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from
potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for
the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work. We
also welcome interested parties to join the TC as it continues to further
development of its specifications. The OASIS OpenDocument TC revises and
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as well as the OASIS ODF Adoption TC and OASIS Interoperability and
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More non-normative information about the specification and the technical
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Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the
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The specification document and related files are available here:

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