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Re: [xml-dev] The year is 2027, and we need to examine archived XMLdocuments from 2007 ...

or allow embeddings that can be archived simultaneously. The spec could 
be extended as further specs for archiving embedded or linked objects 
are approved.

Executable functions should always be prohibited - ie they should be 
replaced in the archive by the result of the execution. Linked objects 
can be replaced by using the mime encoding (or an xml equivalent) for 
the cid: method to include the current state of the link in the archive.


robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> > So, instead of fighting over ODF/OOXML which can survive with or 
> without
> > each other, perhaps ISO/W3C/OASIS/IETF etc should focus on a (possibly)
> > XML based archive format for documents and data which preserves basic
> > layout, links, binary objects (like jpg, avi, etc) as part of the
> > format. Open Office and Microsoft can conform to Government 
> requirements
> > by having a "Save Archive" option.
> >
> > All sorts of applications, not just office functions could target the
> > archive format for long term storage and searching.
> >
> There is probably something to be learned from ISO PDF/A in this 
> regard.   One idea I've given some thought to is whether something 
> like ODF/A, defined as a formal profile or restriction of ODF, would 
> have significantly greater usefulness for long-term archiving than the 
> full ODF.  ODF/A for example, could disallow scripts/macros, OLE 
> embeddings, image embeddings other than PNG and JPG format, etc.  
> -Rob
> ___________________________
> Rob Weir
> Software Architect
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Software Group
> email: robert_weir@us.ibm.com
> phone: 1-978-399-7122
> blog: http://www.robweir.com/blog/

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