[LINK] Four nations fight Microsoft document-format standard

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Jun 10 12:34:17 AEST 2008

David Boxall wrote:

> <http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSL0974415320080609?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews>
> "The adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard will remain on hold until the 
> appeals are resolved, which could take several months, ISO said."

No outcome of OOXML will be satisfactory until the undefined parts
of the specification are actually clearly defined.

My last reading of OOXML a few months ago revealed that there are
XML tags that allow the embedding of mysterious and ill-defined
proprietary Microsoft chunks of binary data. How are the rest of
the implementors outside of Microsoft expected to render and edit
such data?


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