On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 9:48 AM, Bryan Tong Minh
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Gregory Maxwell
Once we have proper ODF screening we could
possibly allow just those
in PDF, but then again, we could allow them directly (which I think
would be preferable).
Meh. I think ODF-in-PDF would be preferable. The penetration of Adobe
reader is really high, which means that almost anybody can view the
document. Are there any downsides of ODF embedded in PDF compared to
pure ODF except file size?
The resulting file is not part of the ISO covered part of PDF. Many
PDF viewers have no clue how to extract the embedded file. On the site
the distinct revision history of the files is lost (i.e. someone could
revise the ODF or the PPT and not the other, and you couldn't see that
on the site). And, of course size... ODF documents can potentially be
very large. Despite those arguments against it, always having the
document source in an editable form is, admittedly, very attractive. I
don't think that it's worth having a big debate over files which could
only be permitted in a fairly sparing manner. In any case, document
validation is a pre-req in any case.
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:12 AM, Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se> wrote:
The fact is, I have an ODT file. This will not change.
question is, can Wikimedia Commons handle this or do I have to
start a separate project?
This has already veered off-topic for this list…
We operate Wikis here today, our projects are collaborative, and wiki
is our only robust collaborative technology. While I do not want to
tell you "no" as there are a lot of useful reasons to accept
OpenOffice uploads, there are also many reasons why we're fairly
restrictive about non-wikitext formatted-text uploads. There is a
desire to accommodate real needs— but it needs to be balanced against
our desire to maximize accessibility and the ability to collaborate.
If wikitext has layout shortcomings which are impacting you, then you
should disclose them so that people can think about how to resolve
them. But if your position is "I just want to do it my way", then
perhaps you should be starting a separate project.