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From Peter Kelly <>
Subject Re: ODF Editor and other stuff
Date Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:01:19 GMT
> On 31 Aug 2015, at 6:57 pm, Franz de Copenhague <>
>> From: Peter Kelly []
>> Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 7:49 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: ODF Editor and other stuff
>>> On 31 Aug 2015, at 6:41 pm, Peter Kelly <> wrote:
>>>> On 31 Aug 2015, at 6:29 pm, Ian C <> wrote:
>>>> <>
>> By the way, for those if you interested in or already working on the editor -
>> WebODF is an interesting project worth having a look at. They’ve taken an
>> approach which is quite different in some ways to our existing editing code,
>> but with other similarities.
>> Both work directly in a web browser (or web view embedded in a native app).
>> Whereas we work natively with HTML5 for editing, WebODF loads the
>> content.xml file and injects it directly into the DOM, using CSS to control the
>> appearance of elements that the browser does not otherwise know anything
>> about. If you open the web inspector in Safari (or equivalent in other
>> browsers) you can view the DOM and see ODF elements in the tree. The
>> editing code works by manipulating the DOM in terms of ODF, not HTML5.
> The ideal HTML5 Corinthia editor should be completely agnostic of what document format
was converted to HTML.

Agreed, and that’s what I think is one of the main advantages of our approach. As it stands,
the editor doesn’t know anything at all about OOXML. Once we have other filters like ODF
and Markdown implemented, the situation will remain the same.

Dr Peter M. Kelly

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