ODF New Proposal Template


Proposal owner:

Florian Reuter

Proposal short name:

Generic Values.


Use cases:

Currently the following items in ODF 1.2 are generic and allow *any* value:
* Compatiblity options
* form:control-implementation (e.g. "ooo:com.sun.star.form.component.TextField")
* Graphics formats. E.g. “Star-View-Metafiles” are not documented at all.

While this is important for innovation we should encourage implementers to standardize on certain values.

Alternatives considered:

There is often more than one way to accomplish a task.  For your use case, what other alternatives did you consider, and why did you find them inadequate?  

Requested changes to the ODF Standard

Text changes/additions (please state section numbers):

Enter specific text edits here

Schema changes/additions:

Enter specific Relax NG schema edits here



Does this proposal add any mandatory features or behaviors to ODF documents or applications?

Backwards compatibility:

If we make this change, what will be the impact on existing ODF processors?

Accessibility impact:

Will this feature require review by the Accessibility Subcommittee?  For example, does it add structure to the document that can be navigated, store a user-viewable string or associate a label with content?

Workflow (to be filled in by TC Chairs)

Category: CategoryNewProposal

Date Proposal initially made:

Dates Proposal discussed on TC calls:

Date vote is requested:

Date vote is held:

Results of vote:

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