[Libreoffice-qa] odf_validation bugs

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Fri Sep 14 05:40:02 PDT 2012

dear QA people.

it has come to my attention that a bunch of ODF validation bugs were
mis-handled variously this week.

please note:

1. these bugs are about ODF files that LO writes that are not valid
   according to the OASIS ODF specification; whether or not LO or any
   other application can open the bugdoc without apparent loss of
   content is not at all relevant and does not merit closing the bug

2. there should be one bug for each invalid element or attribute that is
   written; these are most likely caused by entirely unrelated bugs in
   the export filter, and resolving all of them as duplicate is about as
   helpful as resolving all crash bugs as duplicate of a single "LO
   crashes" bug

3. http://opendocumentfellowship.com/validator appears to
   support only ODF 1.0 which makes it useless

4. apparently the only known web instance of the ODF Toolkit
   ODF validator is currently down; therefore i've built the thing from
   source and uploaded it here[1], you can run it via "java -jar
   odfvalidator*.jar odf-file-or-directory..."; please note it defaults
   to the "conforming" mode for 1.2 files so set your Office to version
   "1.2" without extensions, or use "-e" option ("extended conforming")

5. please add "odf odf_validation" to the whiteboard if a validation
   bug doesn't have these yet



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