Title: RE: [oic] test documents and being smart with meta-data
Rob Weir wrote:
I like the internal metadata approach, though wouldn't d1 require
ODF 1.2 metadata support?
Mm, not really: (ODF 1.1, part 2.2.1)
"Custom metadata are arbitrary elements inside <office:meta>. Since
their semantics is not defined in this specification, conforming
applications in general cannot process or display this data.
Applications should preserve this data when editing the document."
Actually, the tested app doesn't even have to preserve it for our
purposes, since it's only intended as an aid for some script to
select the docs, zip them in one nice test suite etc.
Same script could remove it, so the app doesn't even see our smart
What happens when we mix this with document signatures and
encryption? Any change to the metadata would require changing the
document, and therefore would break the integrity of the signature
and would require re-signing.
That's a good point, I forgot about that.
But it can also alternatively be embedded directly in an file, in
cases where the file has a defined way of adding metadata, such as
in JPG files.
Very creative indeed. Adds some complexity for atomic tests and
requires a package, but probably not an issue ?
It's more or less related to e), so I would call this option e2)