17/12/2010 10:32

ODF 1.2. is out for its final public review, due January 1st 2011

The OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC has recently approved the following specification as a Committee Draft and approved the package for public review:

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2
Please note that this specification consists of the main specification plus Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) Version 1.2 specifies the characteristics of an XML-based application-independent and platform-independent digital document file format, as well as the characteristics of software applications which read, write and process such documents. This standard is applicable to document authoring, editing, viewing, exchange and archiving, including text documents, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, drawings, charts and similar documents commonly used by personal productivity software applications.

The public review starts today, 17 December 2010, and ends 1 January 2011. This specification was previously submitted for a 60-day public review on 8 July 2010[1]; this 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. All changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF copy.

This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.

More non-normative information about the specification and the technical committee may be found at the public home page of the TC at:
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button marked "Send A Comment" at the top of that page, or directly at:

Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are publicly archived and can be viewed at:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-comment/. All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members.

The specification document and related files are available here:
Diff version noting changes or change log:
base: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-diff.pdf
Part 1: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part1-diff.pdf
Part 2: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part2-diff.pdf
Part 3: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part3-diff.pdf

Editable Source:
base: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02.odt
Part 1: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part1.odt
Part 2: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part2.odt
Part 3: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part3.odt

base: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02.pdf
Part 1: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part1.pdf
Part 2: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part2.pdf
Part 3: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part3.pdf

base: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02.html
Part 1: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part1.html
Part 2: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part2.html
Part 3: http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/csprd02/OpenDocument-v1.2-csprd02-part3.html

The schema files are available at:


OASIS and the OpenDocument TC welcome your comments.

Mary P McRae
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
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[1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201007/msg00004.html