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Hi :)
It all depends what you mean by "standards".

If you mean ISO standards then you need to set your default format to
ODF 1.1/1.0.  This is very easy in LibreOffice, OpenOffice and
probably tons of other suites and programs.  The full specification
for the ISO standard is available from the organisation that sets
ISOs, for a price - or free from OASIS.  This is the format that is
apparently so badly implemented in MS Office 2007 and 2010 that
spreadsheets don't work properly in MS Office but all other programs
and suites seem to have no such problems with it.

If you mean a standard that is fully documented and used by tons of
other programs and suites then you might need to set your default
format to ODF 1.2.  That is the one implemented (supposedly at least
but so far no apparent problems) in MS Office 2013 and maybe 365 too.

However the ODF 1.2 (Extended) which will eventually be released as
the next version of ODF, perhaps called ODF 1.3 is also fully
documented.  It's being developed by OASIS as a co-operative effort
between many different organisations NOT just by LibreOffice!  Many
other programs and suites are likely to be using it already to make
sure new features work well out in the real world.

How about trying to get involved with OASIS to see if any of the
critical assumptions have any basis in reality?  If you find something
you don't like then you could be part of improving the process!
Assuming the worst of people all the time does have the advantage that
you are likely to be pleasantly surprised sometimes but making
assumptions like that and then spreading it around as fact is a little

Regards from
Tom :)

On 21 March 2014 09:40, Tanstaafl <> wrote:
On 3/20/2014 5:28 PM, e-letter <> wrote:

Thank you. It is a worry that 17 out of 24 "features" are in fact
devoted to "interoperability" with m$.

Nope, not a worry at all. Compatibility with the office product that holds
the vast majority of the market share is a decent objective.

e-letter, your rabid purist attitude really gets tiring.

So, new users to LO, be_very_  _very_  aware: LO documents by default

are not standards compliant, which minimises the possibility that such
documents created by LO in default mode will be accessible by other
(including future LO?) odf-compliant products.

And also please STOP WITH THE FUD.

Your comment above is a plain, outright LIE.

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