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Comparison of a simple document in multiple formats
########### MARKDOWN ###########
Easily readable; you can hand this to someone who has never seen markdown
before and they won't have a problem. (You can use underscores instead of
asterisks, but I've found asterisks make more intuitive sense
to people who aren't familiar with the format.) Filesize 157 bytes.
# This is a level one header
## This is a level two header
### This is a level three header
*this is italics*
**this is bold**
* This
* is a
* bulleted list.
########### HTML ###########
It can be read with a plain text editor, but it's distracting as all get out
for casual use. Filesize 215 bytes.
<h1>This is a level one header
<h1>This is a level two header
<h1>This is a level three header
<em>this is italics</em>
<strong>this is bold</strong>
<ul>
<li>This</li>
<li>is a</li>
<li>bulleted list.</li>
</ul>
########### RTF ###########
Possible to read with a plain text editor, but as you can see, it's kind
of painful. Filesize 2k.
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\s2\fs24\i\kerning0 This is a level two header\
\s3\fs22\i0 This is a level three header\
\pard\nowidctlpar\widctlpar\b0\
\i this is italics\
\b\i0 this is bold\b0\
\
{\listtext\pard\plain\f2575\fs24\jclisttab\tx720\f2557\fs22\u-3913?\f53\tab}\fi-360\li720\jclisttab\tx720\ls1 This\
{\listtext\pard\plain\f2575\fs24\jclisttab\tx720\f2557\fs22\u-3913?\f53\tab}is a\
{\listtext\pard\plain\f2575\fs24\jclisttab\tx720\f2557\fs22\u-3913?\f53\tab}bulleted list.\
\pard\nowidctlpar\widctlpar\
}
########### DOC ###########
Effectively unreadable with just a text editor; while the text is in there,
there is binary data that means I cannot cut and paste it here. Without a
converter or word processor, you've got a VERY tough job ahead of you.
Filesize is 10.5k.
########### ODT ###########
Unreadable with just a text editor - these formats have styled XML
(content.xml) inside a compressed archive. Additionally, the specifics of
the styles may be held in a different file than the document itself.
What is below is the extracted document.xml. Filesize of the archive
is 10.6k, and the uncompressed content.xml is 8.9k.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<office:document-content xmlns:officeooo="http://openoffice.org/2009/office" xmlns:css3t="http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/" xmlns:grddl="http://www.w3.org/2003/g/data-view#" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:formx="urn:openoffice:names:experimental:ooxml-odf-interop:xmlns:form:1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:rpt="http://openoffice.org/2005/report" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:chart="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:chart:1.0" xmlns:svg="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:svg-compatible:1.0" xmlns:draw="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:drawing:1.0" xmlns:text="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:text:1.0" xmlns:oooc="http://openoffice.org/2004/calc" xmlns:style="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:style:1.0" xmlns:ooow="http://openoffice.org/2004/writer" xmlns:meta="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:meta:1.0" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns:fo="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:xsl-fo-compatible:1.0" xmlns:ooo="http://openoffice.org/2004/office" xmlns:office="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:office:1.0" xmlns:dr3d="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:dr3d:1.0" xmlns:table="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:table:1.0" xmlns:number="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:datastyle:1.0" xmlns:of="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:of:1.2" xmlns:calcext="urn:org:documentfoundation:names:experimental:calc:xmlns:calcext:1.0" xmlns:tableooo="http://openoffice.org/2009/table" xmlns:drawooo="http://openoffice.org/2010/draw" xmlns:loext="urn:org:documentfoundation:names:experimental:office:xmlns:loext:1.0" xmlns:dom="http://www.w3.org/2001/xml-events" xmlns:field="urn:openoffice:names:experimental:ooo-ms-interop:xmlns:field:1.0" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:math="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:form="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:form:1.0" 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style:font-pitch="variable"/><style:font-face style:name="Noto Serif CJK SC" svg:font-family="&apos;Noto Serif CJK SC&apos;" style:font-family-generic="system" style:font-pitch="variable"/></office:font-face-decls><office:automatic-styles><style:style style:name="P1" style:family="paragraph" style:parent-style-name="Standard"><style:text-properties fo:font-style="italic" style:font-style-asian="italic" style:font-style-complex="italic"/></style:style><style:style style:name="P2" style:family="paragraph" style:parent-style-name="Standard"><style:text-properties fo:font-weight="bold" style:font-weight-asian="bold" style:font-weight-complex="bold"/></style:style><style:style style:name="P3" style:family="paragraph" style:parent-style-name="Standard" style:list-style-name="L1"/><text:list-style style:name="L1"><text:list-level-style-bullet text:level="1" text:style-name="Bullet_20_Symbols" text:bullet-char="•"><style:list-level-properties 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fo:margin-left="2.75in"/></style:list-level-properties></text:list-level-style-bullet></text:list-style></office:automatic-styles><office:body><office:text><text:sequence-decls><text:sequence-decl text:display-outline-level="0" text:name="Illustration"/><text:sequence-decl text:display-outline-level="0" text:name="Table"/><text:sequence-decl text:display-outline-level="0" text:name="Text"/><text:sequence-decl text:display-outline-level="0" text:name="Drawing"/><text:sequence-decl text:display-outline-level="0" text:name="Figure"/></text:sequence-decls><text:h text:style-name="Heading_20_1" text:outline-level="1">This is a level one header</text:h><text:h text:style-name="Heading_20_2" text:outline-level="2">This is a level two header</text:h><text:h text:style-name="Heading_20_3" text:outline-level="3">This is a level three header</text:h><text:p text:style-name="Standard"/><text:p text:style-name="P1">this is italics</text:p><text:p text:style-name="P2">this is bold</text:p><text:p text:style-name="Standard"/><text:list xml:id="list862274326" text:style-name="L1"><text:list-item><text:p text:style-name="P3">This</text:p></text:list-item><text:list-item><text:p text:style-name="P3">is a</text:p></text:list-item><text:list-item><text:p text:style-name="P3">bulleted list.</text:p></text:list-item></text:list><text:p text:style-name="Standard"/></office:text></office:body></office:document-content>
########### DOCX ###########
Unreadable with just a text editor - these formats have styled XML (document.xml) inside a compressed archive.
Additionally, the specifics of the styles may be held in a different file than the document itself.
What is below is the extracted document.xml. Filesize of the archive is 5.3k, and the uncompressed document.xml is 3k.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<w:document xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:r="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/officeDocument/2006/relationships" xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:w="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/wordprocessingml/2006/main" xmlns:w10="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:wp="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/drawingml/2006/wordprocessingDrawing" xmlns:wps="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/word/2010/wordprocessingShape" xmlns:wpg="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/word/2010/wordprocessingGroup" xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" xmlns:wp14="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/word/2010/wordprocessingDrawing" xmlns:w14="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/word/2010/wordml" mc:Ignorable="w14 wp14"><w:body><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Heading1"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:spacing w:before="240" w:after="120"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr><w:t>This is a level one header</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Heading2"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr><w:t>This is a level two header</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Heading3"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr><w:t>This is a level three header</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr><w:i/><w:i/><w:iCs/></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr><w:i/><w:iCs/></w:rPr><w:t>this is italics</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr><w:b/><w:b/><w:bCs/></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr><w:b/><w:bCs/></w:rPr><w:t>this is bold</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:numPr><w:ilvl w:val="0"/><w:numId w:val="2"/></w:numPr><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr><w:t>This</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:numPr><w:ilvl w:val="0"/><w:numId w:val="2"/></w:numPr><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr><w:t>is a</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:numPr><w:ilvl w:val="0"/><w:numId w:val="2"/></w:numPr><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr><w:t>bulleted list.</w:t></w:r></w:p><w:p><w:pPr><w:pStyle w:val="Normal"/><w:bidi w:val="0"/><w:jc w:val="left"/><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:pPr><w:r><w:rPr></w:rPr></w:r></w:p><w:sectPr><w:type w:val="nextPage"/><w:pgSz w:w="12240" w:h="15840"/><w:pgMar w:left="1134" w:right="1134" w:header="0" w:top="1134" w:footer="0" w:bottom="1134" w:gutter="0"/><w:pgNumType w:fmt="decimal"/><w:formProt w:val="false"/><w:textDirection w:val="lrTb"/></w:sectPr></w:body></w:document>
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