[Libreoffice-qa] How should Calc's WEBSERVICE function work?
markus.mohrhard at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 13 09:58:13 PST 2014
On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 4:14 PM, Thomas Hackert <thackert at nexgo.de> wrote:
> Hello Markus, *,
> On Saterday, 13. December 2014 11:00 Markus Mohrhard wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Thomas Hackert
> > <thackert at nexgo.de> wrote:
> >> either I do not understand this function (which might be ... ;) )
> >> or I found a bug in it ... :(
> >> When I
> >> 1. start Calc
> >> 2. then enter, for example, "=WEBSERVICE
> >> "
> >> ""
> >> in e.g. cell A1 (I have tried it with the German "=WEBDIENST
> >> "
> >> "").
> >> I get a cell with a lot of XML data in A1. Is this a feature or a
> >> bug? I had expected, that Calc would insert all the data in
> >> different cells, but without the XML code around ... :(
> > This is expected.
> ah, O.K.
> > It will just return the data that the url
> > provides. There is no calc function that will return data to
> > multiple cells. Normally you would further process that content
> > with FILTERXML to get the data that you need.
> Will this "FILTERXML" function be implemented as well?
They were implemented together about a year and a half ago.
> >> BTW: Why are there that much M$ Excel functions flooding Pootle?
> >> It is really time consuming to find out, if they are patented, or
> >> protected by any other rights ... :(
> > Because they help interoperability and there is someone
> > implementing them.
> But are we allowed to use them in LO (and for me as a translator:
> Are we allowed to translate them)? Would this not lead to any
> copyright infringement and therefore lawsuits in the US / EU against
> Thanks for your answer
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