our team at Redflag 2000 is currently evaluating a feature related to
tables in word processors, we call 'Floating Table Positioning'. So far,
tables cannot be absolutely positioned in ODF text documents, except
they are embedded in a "draw:frame" element, please refer section 9.4.2
in ODF 1.2, Part 1, CD03. Other document standards, namely OOXML
(section 17.4.60 tblPr, Part 1, ISO 29500, Page 484) and UOF support
absolute positioning of tables in text documents, quite similar to
"draw:frame" in ODF, so we would like to submit a proposal that adds
this feature in order to increase interoperability.
Consequently, I would like to raise two questions:
1) Is any TC member already working on a similar feature?
2) Considering such feature seems to be quite obvious, as well it is
quite easy to add, hence I would like to know if there is a telling
argument, why it hasn't made it into ODF yet?