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OpenDocument Flat XML Document (.fodt)

The FODT file extension denotes the OpenDocument Flat XML Document, a streamlined variant of the OpenDocument standard for document formats. Distinct from the typical ODT files encapsulated in a ZIP file, FODT files are unencapsulated XML, making them directly accessible and editable with basic text editors. This format's key advantage lies in its straightforwardness and legibility, facilitating document creation via programming without complex editing tools.

Originating from the OpenDocument suite, FODT files are a product of the OASIS consortium's collaborative efforts, which saw participation from a multitude of entities in establishing open standards for office documents. Supported by major office suites, the OpenDocument framework aims to offer an unrestricted, universally implementable standard. The FODT format is beneficial when direct document data manipulation or unaltered readability and editability are required.

FODT Specifications

Name OpenDocument Flat XML Document
File Extension(s) .fodt
Category Documents
Use For Storing text documents, utilizing human-readable XML to facilitate automated generation and efficient data manipulation, ensuring seamless integration with document processing workflows.
Developer OASIS industry consortium
MIME Type(s) application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-flat-xml
License Public Domain; as part of the OpenDocument formats; free to use and implement without any restrictions.
File Sample(s) N/A
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