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Concluded WG Office Document Architecture (oda)

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WG Name Office Document Architecture
Acronym oda
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-oda-01 Approved
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Personnel Chair Dr. Peter T. Kirstein
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Final Charter for Working Group

The ODA Working Group will develop guidelines for the use of the Office
Document Architecture for the exchange of Compound documents including
formattable text, bit-map graphics and geometric graphics according to
the ODA Standard. It will consider also Intercept Standards for other
document content types it considers vital - e.g., spreadsheets. The
Working Group will define how to use both SMTP and X.400 for
interchange of ODA documents. It will maintain close liaison with the
and X.400 Working Groups.

This Working Group will review the availability of ODA implementations,
order to mount a Pilot Testbed for processable compound document
interchange. Finally, it will set up and evaluate such a testbed.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jun 1992 Provide first feedback on the ODA Pilot.
Jul 1991 Produce paper on what scale and type of Pilot Testbed should be organised.
Mar 1991 Coordinate ODA Pilot.
Mar 1991 Review and propose additional enhancements of ODA.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Produce a paper stating what ODA standards or profiles still need completing.
Done Produce paper on what pilot implementations can be provided.
Done Inaugural meeting.