Brian Jones wrote today
about the Office Open XML API for Java, or OpenXML4J
, which he describes as an<blockquote>open source project to create a Java library for consuming and generating files in the Open XML formats</blockquote>The most interesting part of the site to me is the scenarios page
, which has some potential scenarios for how you would use the toolkit, along with very spiffy graphics. For example, the following two scenarios are included:Confidential information removalRemove comments, annotations, document properties, personal information, presentation notes, tracked changes, ... from outbound documents.Macros removalFor security purposes, remove macros, inappropriate language and content from inbound documents.
The question in my mind is, are these scenarios generalizable to other office formats, e.g., ODF? Mostly, they are. So, what are various ways to address these same general scenarios with Notes 8 and ODF? Are they applicable (not just these two, but all of them)? If so, are they solvable with current toolkits, or toolkits currently planned, or would they require something more, whether open source or proprietary, such as OpenSesame?
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