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Jim Seymour wrote
Pedro wrote:
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.

This is not how the ODF standard is developed. As Italo has indicated it
happens slowly over a long time, and there are various reasons for this.
There is a statement on the OASIS website (which unfortunately I cannot find
at present) which indicates that in order for a new feature to be included
in ODF-Next by OASIS, it must first be implemented in a few different pieces
of software e.g., Apache OO, LO, and AbiWord (2+ or 3+ implementations from
memory). ODF needs to be practical (based on real-world use cases) and
community-driven rather than a theoretical specification developed in
isolation by a chosen few.

TomD wrote
LibreOffice does use the ODF 1.2 and that did become an ISO standard a
couple of years ago.

No. The information provided by Italo up-thread is correct:

italovignoli wrote
... ODF 1.2 which is in the process of becoming an ISO standard (backward
compatible with ODF 1.0). Standard definitions, by their own nature, are
moving slowly.

Details on milestones in the ISO/IEC approval process  here

Best wishes, Owen.

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