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Subject [JIRA] Updated: (FOR-311) OOo Headings bug causes Forrest to fail
Date Thu, 21 Oct 2004 01:05:38 GMT
The following issue has been updated:

    Updater: Clay Leeds (
       Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 8:04 PM
First attempt at updating openoffice-writer2forrest.xsl file to improve processing of Heading
2, Heading 3, Heading 4 & Heading 5. It would be great to get comments on this.

Place in the following location:

             Attachment changed to openoffice-writer2forrest.xsl
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        Key: FOR-311
    Summary: OOo Headings bug causes Forrest to fail
       Type: Improvement

     Status: Unassigned
   Priority: Minor

    Project: Forrest

   Reporter: Charles Palmer

    Created: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 3:25 PM
    Updated: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 8:04 PM
Environment: All

There appears to be a bug or feature in OpenOffice which affects how haedings are stored as
XML. It appears that if a virgin document is opened then all headings are stored in <text:h>
tags, but if an existing document is opened that lacks a particular haeding style, then if
you create that heading style it is stored in <text:p> tags.

This causes Forrest to mis-interpret headings, as the Forrest OOo XSL file identifies OOo
headings by looking for the <text:h> tags.

You can reproduce this effect as follows:
1	Create a new text file.
2	Create 20 lines of text, one of each style Heading 1-10, with a "default" format line between
3	Save this file (as "head.sxw" for example), unzip it and examine its content.xml. You will
see that all of the headings are of the format:

 <text:h text:style-name="Heading 5" text:level="5">Heading 5</text:h>

4	Copy head.sxw this to headless.sxw.
5	Open headless.sxw, delete the Heading 5 line, then save and close the file.
6	Reopen headless.sxw, and add a new line where the original Heading 5 line had been. Change
the style of this new line to Heading 5. 
7	Save this file, unzip it and examine its content.xml. The new line of style heading 5 is:

  <text:p text:style-name="Heading 5">New heading 5</text:p>

So ...

So perhaps openoffice-writer2forrest.xsl should reconsider how it matches headings. Instead
of the current:

  <xsl:template match="text:h[@text:level='1']">

maybe it should match text:h or text:p with an attribute text:style-name="Heading 1" etc.

(Hopefully I will work out how to attach the .sxw and .xml files so you can see these examples

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