Issue 82764

Summary: Add new filters for the Excel Web Archive files (.MHT)
Product: Calc Reporter: pagalmes.lists
Component: open-importAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, ooo
Version: OOo 2.3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description Flags
What it looks like in Excel
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An MHT file named ".XLS" none

Description pagalmes.lists 2007-10-18 18:38:12 UTC
Quite a few software vendors like Cognos, VMWare, Oracle... generate files using
the "web archive" format (.MHT). Often, those files are called ".xls" and open
nicely direcly in Excel.

When using OOo in companies, this is a recurrent issue: users can't open those
files under OOo. It would be nice to have the same result as in Excel.

Please see the attached files for examples of such generated files and the
following links :

- A File Generated with VMWare:
http://www.openoffice.org/nonav/issues/showattachment.cgi/43870/CPU.xls

- How it should look like:
http://www.openoffice.org/nonav/issues/showattachment.cgi/43869/under_excel.png

- Another example:
http://www.openoffice.org/nonav/issues/showattachment.cgi/40146/atto.zip

I think that this issue depends on:

Issue 75653 : HTML import doesn't recognize UCS-2 encoding.
Issue 70981 : Calc opens html-"xls" file without formatting (ignores css)


For some info on web archives:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHTML
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-10-18 18:38:55 UTC
Created attachment 49011 [details]
What it looks like in Excel
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-10-18 18:39:47 UTC
Created attachment 49012 [details]
An MHT file named ".XLS"
Comment 3 frank 2007-12-14 13:58:20 UTC
one for the requirements team