Development of the RCT: Repaired Change-Tracking ODF 1.2 Extension
Profile proceeds at several level. The work is iterative and
cross-cutting among the levels. All of the effort is reflected on
nfoWorks web pages with progressive additions and
These are the objectives:
These end points depend on results of extensive analysis and progressive
- Establishment of RCT Principles for ODF 1.2 Extension
The initial position is to assume that ODF 1.2 producers are confined to
producing tracked changes that an ODF 1.2 consumer can interpret and
accept/reject based solely on provisions of ODF 1.2. This is not
accurate with respect to implementation behavior. It is a starting
point. RCT embarks from that position to establish what producers
could do, via RCT, to accomplish what is actually done, and more, in a
manner that is reversible and may be superior even when a consumer is not
- Development of the RCT Structural Model
defining a conceptual model within which tracked-changes can be related to
actions on the part of authors and their reflection in the emitted ODF
representation of the user's document and in the recovery and presentation
of the intended document from that representation. The
conceptualization takes advantage of Blue Sky Office
(BSO), a theoretical WYSIWYG processor as a means of characterizing possible
interpretations between the document format and the document manifestation
used and manipulated by users. BSO is not prescriptive, but
representative to how representations in the document format may connect
with the document as envisioned and manifest to users.
- Analysis of OpenDocument Format Provisions
identifying the complexities inherent in the ODF 1.2 allowance of tracked
changes and the interdependencies with other provisions of the
representation of documents in ODF.
- Profiling of RCT Tracked-Change Cases
establishing a finite, comprehensible case enumeration by which repaired
change tracking is effective.
- Hamilton, Dennis E.
- RCT ODF 1.2 Change-Tracking Repair Development Initial
nfoNote page n140501c 0.04, November 6, 2014. Accessed at <http://nfoWorks.org/notes/2014/05/n140501c.htm>.
- Revision History:
- 0.04 2014-11-06-09:16
- Use roadmap and sketch consistently
- 0.03 2014-07-10-21:13 Tie
in Blue Sky Office
- Connect to Blue Sky Office for providing representative cases
without compelling particular behavior.
- 0.02 2014-07-08-09:04
Clarify Initial Conditions and Contrasts
- The initial relationship with ODF 1.2 reversibility is established.
- 0.01 2014-07-01-17:29
Provide Initial Sketch
2014-05-04-12:54 Initial Placeholder
- Provide initial placeholder version for holding initial