How far can the LO file's contents be stretched?

Petr Mladek pmladek at
Mon Feb 6 01:39:11 PST 2012

Johannes Sixt píše v Ne 05. 02. 2012 v 21:50 +0100:
> The native file format of LO files is simply a ZIP archive with various
> types of files in it.
> I intend to do some gymnastics with the ZIP files and the XML in them,
> and I would like to know how far it can be stretched ;) In particular, I
> want to explode the archive into git tree, mangle its contents in
> various ways, and then generate an ODF file from the tree using git-archive.

I wonder if the flat XML file formats, for example fodt, could help you.
They use a single XML, are not compressed, ...

Best Regards,

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