OASIS ODF committee considering joining DIN to help with translation and interop


This is very cool. It looks like the OASIS committee is looking at coming on board to help out with the work going on in DIN to help understand the translation between Open XML and ODF: http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200801/msg00040.html

This would be very cool if they either joined or formed a liaison with the group, as it would really help out with interoperability. Here are some of the areas mentioned in the link above where their participation could be helpful:

  • Need for more use-cases, i.e. feasable interop scenarios
  • Discussions of unspecified behaviour (e.g numbering in 1.0, spreadsheet formulas, compatibilty options, etc.) and their impact on interop scenarios
  • Questions regaring generic settings like e.eg. form:control-implementation=”ooo:com.sun.star.form.component.Form”, or tweaking a la http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=51726.
  • Possible interop problems not handled by the specs (e.g. graphics, WMF, EMF, SVM, etc.) or e.g. font metrics and font embedding.

-Brian

Comments (7)

  1. Brian,

    I’ve been trying to help a guy over at opendocument.xml.org with finding some data on interop-studies between ODF and OOXML. I am in the process of retrieving this information from the Danish Government but I have a hard time finding som publiclically available information on the DIN/Frauenhofer interop work.

    Do you know if they have made any of their studies public and if there are presentations of these available ?

    Thanks,

    /Jesper

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