ODF New Proposal Template

Summary

Proposal owner:

Doug Mahugh

Proposal short name:

drawing objects in charts

Rationale

Use cases:

Users often use drawing objects to annotate charts such as arrows, text boxes, and circles to call out areas of interest. ODF 1.1 does not support having objects inside charts, so they are just floating on top of the chart. The drawing objects are not actually linked to the chart in any way, so if the user moves or deletes the chart the drawing objects will be left behind even though the user intends them to be part of the chart object.

Alternatives considered:

None.

Requested changes to the ODF Standard

Text changes/additions (please state section numbers):

Section 10.1 <chart:chart>

The <chart:chart> element represents a chart. 

The <chart:chart> element may be used with the following element: <office:chart> 2.4.5.

The <chart:chart> element may have the following attributes: chart:class 18.18, chart:column-mapping 18.19, chart:row-mapping 18.67, chart:style-name 18.75, svg:height 18.889, svg:width 18.924, xlink:href 18.1273, xlink:type 18.1276 and xml:id 18.1277.

The <chart:chart> element may have the following child elements: <chart:footer> 10.2.3, <chart:legend> 10.3, <chart:plot-area> 10.4, <chart:subtitle> 10.2.2, <chart:title> 10.2.1, <table:table> 8.1.1, <dr3d:scene> 9.5.1, <draw:a> 9.4.11.1, <draw:caption> 9.3.11, <draw:circle> 9.3.8, <draw:connector> 9.3.10, <draw:control> 9.3.13, <draw:custom-shape> 9.6.1, <draw:ellipse> 9.3.9, <draw:frame> 9.4.2, <draw:g> 9.3.15, <draw:line> 9.3.3, <draw:measure> 9.3.12, <draw:page-thumbnail> 9.3.14, <draw:path> 9.3.7, <draw:polygon> 9.3.5, <draw:polyline> 9.3.4, <draw:rect> 9.3.2, and <draw:regular-polygon> 9.3.6.

Schema changes/additions:

the following optional child elements will be added to <chart:chart> ...

<dr3d:scene> 9.5.1, <draw:a> 9.4.11.1, <draw:caption> 9.3.11, <draw:circle> 9.3.8, <draw:connector> 9.3.10, <draw:control> 9.3.13, <draw:custom-shape> 9.6.1, <draw:ellipse> 9.3.9, <draw:frame> 9.4.2, <draw:g> 9.3.15, <draw:line> 9.3.3, <draw:measure> 9.3.12, <draw:page-thumbnail> 9.3.14, <draw:path> 9.3.7, <draw:polygon> 9.3.5, <draw:polyline> 9.3.4, <draw:rect> 9.3.2, <draw:regular-polygon> 9.3.6

Impacts

Conformance:

No impact - optional elements only.

Backwards compatibility:

No impact.

Accessibility impact:

No impact.

Workflow (to be filled in by TC Chairs)

Category: CategoryNewProposal

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Date vote is requested:

Date vote is held:

Results of vote:

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