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OpenDoc

(operating system)
A compound document architecture from CIL based on CORBA. It aims to enable embedding of features from different application programs into a single working document.

OpenDoc

An earlier object-oriented compound document and component architecture. Documents and images could be embedded within or linked to documents set up as containers. OpenDoc was a superset of OLE, and OLE objects could be placed into OpenDoc documents and behave like OLE objects. OpenDoc components (Live Objects) were CORBA compliant and could be called up on a remote computer.

OpenDoc was governed by Component Integration Labs (CI Labs), a vendor consortium in Sunnyvale, CA. In June 1997, CI Labs dissolved, and OpenDoc became history. See also OpenDocument.
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I would like, for example, for you to express in clear terms how, say, Java and any of its incarnations addresses the ideas embodied in OpenDoc. And when you're finished with that, perhaps you can tell us what you personally have been doing for the last seven years.' Ouch.
Developed by Apple for Mac OS, the discontinued compound document system OpenDoc [1] [2] was a set of shared libraries for the creation of component-based software that was able to handle compound documents.
At: <http://www.unhcr.org/ cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home/ opendoc.pdf?tbl= SUBSITES&id=45631dec2>.
High Comm'r for Refugees ("UNHCR'), Population and Geographical Data Section, 2004 Global Refugee Trends: Overview of Refugee Populations, New Arrivals, Durable Solutions, Asylum-Seekers, Stateless and Other Persons of Concern to UNHCR, tbl.5 (June 17, 2005), available at http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/statistics/ opendoc.pdf?tbl=STATISTICS&id=42b283744 [hereinafter 2004 Global Refugee Trends].
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/ protect/ opendoc. pdf?bl=PROTECTION&id=3b66c2aa10 (accessed June 15, 2006).
There are other document formats, both open and standards-based (such as OpenDoc), and closed and proprietary (such as Microsoft file formats).
(28) See, e.g., Elizabeth Millard, Political Animal: Massachusetts IT Office oil the OpenDoc Defensive, EWEEK.COM, November 1, 2005, http://www .eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1880329,00.asp.
18, 2004), available at http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/excom/ opendoc.pdf?tbl=EXCOM&id=403dcdc64.
These were: United States of America, Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, France, Ireland, Australia, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Japan, New Zealand, Russian Federation, and Iraly <www.unber.org/egibin/texis/vtx/partners/ opendoc.pdf?tbl=PARTNERS&id=443654fb2> accessed 22 June 2006.
Instead EIOffice uses a novel technology called Data Object Oriented Repository System (DOORS) which conceptually is not dissimilar to Macintosh's old "OpenDoc" design philosophy.
OpenDoc and OLE both view documents as comprising multiple embedded document segments, each to be interpreted by separate software components.
--Additional component services: CORBA defines "visual containers" (based on Apple Computer's OpenDoc) for components, and Java applications can serve as the portable components that exist within these containers.