Could it be made possible to open staroffice / openoffice files in Mozilla. Staroffice 6.x files are zipped XML files, so I think it could be possible. Staroffice/Mozilla is the combination of the future. Please give it a try.
It would be possible if StarOffice provided a stylesheet and DTD to use with these files.... XML on its own is useless for display purposes; you have to know what to do with it.
layout. confirming RFE
->nobody, this is more involved than layout. StarOffice uses XML for styles (partly based on XSL:FO) which looks non-trivial to translate to CSS, which we use exclusively.
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The file format specification is open and located at: http://xml.openoffice.org/xml_specification.pdf The OOo file format is a zip file. Inside are a bunch of XML files. The file "meta.xml" has the DTD information. I think we would have to be downloading external DTDs to get this working, though, so marking bug 22942 as a blocker. We aren't too far away from being able to implement this.
I'm not sure it makes sense to have this in the mozilla.org tracking system. Wouldn't it be better to develop it as a mozdev project and then open a bug to add those capabilities to Mozilla?
CPH wrote on OOo Forum : On Tuesday 23 September 2003 11:38, Darragh Sherwin wrote: >> Nicu Buculei wrote: > >>> > Olivier Hallot wrote: >> >>>> >> Hello >>>> >> Sorry if this is stupid but I am wandering why a browser plugin to >>>> >> view OO docs are not yet available or under construction.... >>>> >> >>>> >> Is it a impossible task?, I am just innocently connecting OO zipped >>>> >> XML format with XML read capability of Mozilla... (I kmow nothing on >>>> >> XML!) and I think it will be nice if my browser could open OO docs >>>> >> directly... >> >>> > >>> > opening XML in Mozilla will give you nice formatted view of the XML >>> > source, not the document rendered > >> >> It would an interesting little project to write an XSLT for Mozilla to >> render an sxw document but you would need to write in support for >> Mozilla to unzip the sxw. >> Otherwise, you could use the FlatXML Filter and write the XSLT without >> the need for zip support. >> I seem to remember there was talk of this before?? The XSLT is already written : the XSLT for XHTML. Looks like it may only be a "simple" mozilla wrapper
Only for general information, there also is an OOo-issue: <http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=22406> Pls. also have a look to bug 194351, which also is concerning this issue. Rainer
We are not alone, take a look at this: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=22406
See also this reference: http://xml.openoffice.org/sx2ml/
David, of course! If bug 194351 will be fixed, we should use XSLT from your URL to produce XHTML from OOo documents. I guess, XSLT should be the most relevant there, it would allow us to read not ony OOo documents, but WML, RSS, DocBook etc.
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Other OOo issues: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2762 http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=24888 A Java applet exists - may or may not work: http://www.engg.upd.edu.ph/~ooview/
Note that there will be a Mozilla plugin for SO/OOo files in OpenOffice.org 2.0 due Q12005. However it will rely on an existing install of OOo rather than being a freestanding viewer. http://specs.openoffice.org/appwide/desktop_integration/ooo_mozilla_plugin.sxw for more info.
It seems to me that plugin isn't a right way to do this. XSLT is a more powerful and common alternative. My reasons: 1. If we'll use an XSLT, we could get way to display OOo docs in Mozilla Mail/Thunderbird directly in messages (esp. for workgroup environment). Plugins generally are disabled in mail, and this is right policy. 2. XSLT is a platform independent feature. I see at least two advantages: a) if OOo guys will produce a new XML format (e.g. in OOo 3.0), they will write only one XSL file to correct all uncompatibilities; and b) OOo files will be displayed in all platforms which can run Mozilla, not only OOo-able (e.g. OpenVMS or AIX). 3. We already have a cross-platform mechanism to show any XML document via desired XSLT. Look at http://wmlbrowser.mozdev.org and see it in action.
re #17 From Nick Richards: I hope this request is about creating an XSLT stylesheet to render OOo/Staroffice files. Note to all: OOo 2.0 uses by default the Open Text formats, made by OASIS: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office Spec: http://specs.openoffice.org/appwide/fileIO/FileFormatNames.sxw
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Depending on exactly how open the license is eventually decided by the community to be (there still appears to be some arguments about it), if we did implement native ODF XML parsing/rendering, we might want to consider the MS Office XML formats as well.
Ian, if bug 194351 will be fixed, the question will be only about XSLT to transform Office XML to XHTML. Similar issue is discussed in bug 35995. Go to bug 194351 and vote for it.
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I agree CSS or XSLT is the better solution. But as temp soln, I have a bookmarklet which do minimal things, see attachment 244250 [details]