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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Question about proposing the creation of a new format

On 27 April 2011 21:42, Mark Preston <> wrote:

Dear good gods alive no! :eave the HTML to proper HTML IDE tools like
Eclipse and don't try to be everything in one package.

Hm, you mean like don't bother with OOo/LO because there are plenty of text
editors, separate graphics editors and spreadsheets around. (Certainly
Inkscape makes Draw largely unnecessary) Don't bother with TinyMCE/CKEditor
because there is Dreamweaver and FrontPage (or vice versa).

I wasn't actually suggesting any specific action so no need to jump to
conclusions. All I'm saying is that looking at the way things are going, LO
will either change or become irrelevant. How it would change is something
that needs wider strategic thought but I don't see much evidence of this.
OTOH it could all be happening behind the scenes.

As I said, I'm sure Bill Gates said leave those toy phones to Nokia, RIM and
Apple. Google seem to have been smarter. As mobile and web technologies take
over I can see much harder times ahead for anyone dependent on local

On 26/04/2011 22:48, e-letter wrote:
I think this is a very interesting issue. We are moving from the dominant
technologies that were designed to put information on paper to the
need of presenting information on screens. With the revolution in digital
readers this is only going to increase and then what relevance has
formats that are primarily designed to target hard copy output? If odf
not adapt it will become obsolete.

Seems to suggest that LO should become some sort of html (or any other
electronic format) editor?

I am constantly irritated by having to download pdfs, .docs and so on
all I want to do is view the information without cluttering up my

May I suggest to use the 'load url' bar to read documents directly on
the web? As for pdf documents, evince can open directly from the url
when activated via the command terminal

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