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ODF 1.2-1 5.4.1 <text:section> Fails to deal with modified/unmodified limitations

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Applied
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: ODF 1.2 CD 05
    • Fix Version/s: ODF 1.2 CD 06
    • Component/s: Public Review
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      Change last paragraph of 5.4.1 <text:section>from:

      Consumers may process links to external content to update the external content that appears in a section.

      to

      Linked external content may have an arbitrary file format. Consumers may process links to external content and the external content itself to update the content that appears in a section.

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      Change last paragraph of 5.4.1 <text:section>from: Consumers may process links to external content to update the external content that appears in a section. to Linked external content may have an arbitrary file format. Consumers may process links to external content and the external content itself to update the content that appears in a section.

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      The <text:section> is allowed to contain any sequence of element-content instances. The text suggests that this sequence of child elements is obtained from some source. The presence of the text permits a consumer to interpret the document without re-accessing the source (or even when the source is not accessible).

      There is also the prospect, not described in ODF 1.2, but explicitly accounted for in ODF 1.1 (and by the presence of optional protection attributes on the <text:section> element) that the content obtained from the source has been modifed by the producer.

      What is not clear here or in ODF 1.1 is whether certain element content is acceptable from a source or must always be a result of modification of the sourced markup. For example, what does it mean for change-marks to be obtained in the markup from a source? a <text:section> element? Any <text:*-ref> elements? Any bookmarks and index marks of various kinds? Any already-used xml:id, etc.?

      There seems to need to be considerable qualification involved in what is obtained from a source and what may have resulted from modification of source-obtained markup.

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            • Assignee:
              Patrick Patrick Durusau
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              orcmid Dennis Hamilton (Inactive)
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