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There is a logical bug, in the OPML export/import modules, which needlessly breaks oo3->OPML->oo3 round-tripping.

This concerns the handling of boolean columns ("checkbox" columns).

Whereas the default status checkbox is encoded as _status="checked" in OPML, and can be round-tripped back into a boolean checkbox, the handling of any additional checkbox columns is defective, converting booleans into irretrievable integers.

For example, a checkbox column named "Flagged" in Omnioutliner would get encoded by the OPML exporter as Flagged="0", and would be brought back into Omnioutliner not as a checkbox field but as an integer field with zeroes and ones, breaking the data structure and the simple round-tripping.

A bug, I would submit :-)
 
My attention has been drawn to the fact that one can manually change an integer field back to a boolean (checkbox) field.
 
 


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