Re: What is GNOME office?
- From: "Dom Lachowicz" <cinamod hotmail com>
- To: Daniel Veillard w3 org, msevior mccubbin ph unimelb edu au
- Cc: miguel helixcode com, lauris helixcode com, foundation-list gnome org, gnome-office-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: What is GNOME office?
- Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 15:54:45 EST
Daniel Veillard wrote:
I would be really interested on feedback on this especially the generic
Also did you tried to compare your XML format and OpenOffice one, are the
structure fundamentally different or do using XSLT to transform from one
format to the other seems doable ?
I was planning on looking at the OpenOffice DTDs/Specs/etc over the weekend.
There are like 20 DTDs though and amount to about 300 pages of information
(as opposed to ~120 for RTF). Granted, they do cover every detail under the
sun for WPs, SpreadSheets, etc... so the wordiness is warranted. Hopefully
there are some sample refrence documents and maybe a screenshot or two of
the intended output. Perhaps I'll need to install OpenOffice to test
I wasn't planning on using XSLT to convert between formats. This may or may
not be doable with XSLT in its current state, but I'll know that for sure
after this weekend (i.e. the doc may need some complex transformations to
get from OO->ABW that XSLT can't yet handle). For now, I was planning on
just subclassing our generic XML importer class to handle as many OO
tags/features as possible like our existing 5 or so XML importers currently
do. It shouldn't involve too much code that way and doesn't involve an
intermediate conversion step (we treat our ABW importer/exporter as just
another importer/exporter that "happens" to have a very clean mapping to our
internal structure). Then comes the OO exporter, which should be done at
about the same time.
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