Issue 120213 - ODF spec compatibilty problem
Summary: ODF spec compatibilty problem
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact: Rob Weir
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-07 15:58 UTC by skiani
Modified: 2013-01-31 17:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description skiani 2012-07-07 15:58:29 UTC
There is apparantly a nasty bug in how LO and AOO pre 3.5 interparates the ODF spec for svg graphics. This has been resolved in LO 3.5.3+ and will cause incompatiblity between LO and AOO:

Files saved in LO 3.5.3+ will not open correctly in AOO.
Comment 1 orcmid 2013-01-31 17:37:27 UTC
And using the same fix to interoperate with LO 3.5.3+ will break interoperability with all previous releases of Apache OpenOffice, Oracle/Sun, and LibreOffice.  

The claim in LO bug 47406 is that, at least in part, the ODF specification is implemented incorrectly, and it has been done so in all OpenOffice-lineage implementations until LibreOffice 3.5.3.  

Since this is related to ODF provisions borrowed from SVG, it gets even more interesting.

It would be (have been) great to work this out as a community interoperability issue.  Simply changing the behavior with no way of recognizing documents that depend on either behavior (no matter which is considered correct) is not helpful.