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On Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:32:27 -0700 (PDT)
Pedro <> wrote:

Hi Jim, all

Jim Seymour wrote
I read that as "compatible with the ODF standard, as implemented
in LO."  I.e.: LO uses the ODF standard.  Does MS Office?

Did I read that wrong?  Or does LO not properly implement the ODF

As Italo mentioned LO is backwards compatible with all ODF
specifications. But since LO is pushing the ODF file format, the
current LO implementation is more advanced than the current
approved OASIS standard (e.g. LO supports font embedding)

No offense intended, but that's weasel-word way of saying LO is

So it's not a case that LO is not implementing the existing ODF
standards but that it is already improving on them (in an open
manner, unlike MS XML). So OASIS has to catch up :)

OASIS establishes the standards, no?  If such is the case: What
you've written, above, is what we call "putting the cart before the
horse."  And that's putting the best possible light on it.

To be clear: I have no problem with LO implementing non-standard
behaviour, but that behaviour *must* be optional, with the switches
that enable it clearly noted as such.

Hope this makes it clear ;)

Disappointingly so, if I understood correctly what you wrote, and if
what you wrote is accurate.

But perhaps I've misunderstood?  In which case: Disregard my

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