|Michael Brauer||Mar 12, 2003 9:51 am|
|Paul Grosso||Mar 12, 2003 1:45 pm|
|Daniel Vogelheim||Mar 13, 2003 12:02 pm|
|David Faure||Mar 16, 2003 8:18 am|
|Philip Boutros||Mar 17, 2003 9:27 am|
|David Faure||Mar 18, 2003 11:26 am|
|Paul Grosso||Mar 18, 2003 11:32 am|
|Philip Boutros||Mar 18, 2003 12:26 pm|
|Paul Grosso||Mar 18, 2003 12:42 pm|
|Uche Ogbuji||Mar 19, 2003 10:23 am|
|David Faure||Mar 21, 2003 8:49 am|
|Philip Boutros||Mar 24, 2003 7:40 am|
|David Faure||Mar 24, 2003 9:20 am|
|Michael Brauer||Mar 26, 2003 8:08 am|
|Subject:||Re: [office] Proposal for lists/numbered paragraphs|
|From:||David Faure (fau...@kde.org)|
|Date:||Mar 24, 2003 9:20:05 am|
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On Monday 24 March 2003 16:48, Philip Boutros wrote:
<office:automatic-styles> <style:style style:name="P1" style:family="paragraph" style:parent-style-name="First line indent" style:list-style-name="List 4"/> </office:automatic-styles>
<text:unordered-list text:style-name="List 4"> <text:list-item> <text:p text:style-name="P1">One</text:p> </text:list-item> <text:list-item> <text:p text:style-name="P1">Two</text:p> </text:list-item> <text:list-item> <text:p text:style-name="P1">Three</text:p> </text:list-item> </text:unordered-list>
Notice that "List 4" is referenced both by the text:unordered-list and by the "P1" paragraph style. What if "P1" referenced a different list style? How would I be required to interpret this?
As far as I understand the OO file format, the closest style is that one that overrides the furthest, so the style named in <text:p> is the one that would be used.
If the style for every paragraph specifies P1, then the style associated with the overall list won't be used at all - is this correct, Daniel/Michael?
Since the paragraph style already contains the list style information, from a rendering standpoint in this example the text:unordered-list is completely redundant and the text:list-item is simply defining a list level. List level could be easily done with an attribute (which could default to 1) producing the following alternative XML.
<text:p text:style-name="P1">One</text:p> <text:p text:style-name="P1">Two</text:p> <text:p text:style-name="P1">Three</text:p>
This all seems like a lot of extra syntax just so HTML generation can eaisly produce <OL> and <LI> tags.
Not only HTML. Any kind of format that needs structure: XSL, Docbook, ... Formats that don't need structure can easily get rid of it, that's easier than figuring out the structure from a non-structured file - although, well, that's what word processors have to do when saving, though (figuring out the beginning and end of each list).
Anyway a conclusion of "it's extra syntax, but it's doable and equivalent" (which I agree with), doesn't have the same consequences as a conclusion of "this loses information". That would indeed be a very big problem, but I think we established now that there is no information loss, right?
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