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2014-11-20 6:02 GMT+01:00 Urmas <>:

"Cley Faye":

 is in a straightforward XML file which is as "plaintext" as an RTF file.
In fact,
it's easier to strip the extra tags out of an XML file

Sure. Now tell us what {urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:office:1.0}binary-data
element is for, and what kind of 'plaintext' it does contain.

 heavily documented in case of
ODT, that put a clear separation between content and format

Really? And where, for example, this element is 'documented'?

and there:

Also, from the *name* that you so easily got out of the file, anyone can
tell that binary-data will, indeed, hold a binary data (and the properties
you omitted, as well as the position in the file will indicate the nature
of it). Same logic with num-format. Only someone seriously thickheaded
would go saying "geez, I wonder what style:num-format can be".

Your turn now, where is
documented? And do you really find this easier to understand than tags like
"num-format" and "style:name"?

You can ignore the fact that RTF was changed on numerous occasion in
non-retrocompatible ways, and ignore the fact that some features of RTF
are, to this day, not officially documented by MS, and also ignore the fact
that accross several MS tools (namely MS Word and Wordpad) you get
completely different results for the same file, and still ignore when these
are pointed out, but it won't magically make it true.

A RTF file is less "human-readable" than the content.xml file in an ODT (or
a docx for that matter).

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