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Author Topic: The mess that MS-OOXML has created for ISO and Microsoft  (Read 1888 times)

zridling

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The mess that MS-OOXML has created for ISO and Microsoft
« on: April 30, 2009, 01:13:01 PM »
Very good debate at CyberTech Rambler on the farce that is OOXML and the mess it has created for both ISO and Microsoft. Never mind that Office 2007 never followed MS-OOXML strictly.

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This increasingly looks like a road that Microsoft should have never traveled; does the company really need this kind of time-sink in the cloud era? The comments are informative if you're interested.

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Re: The mess that MS-OOXML has created for ISO and Microsoft
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 02:55:11 PM »
For my taste, MS doesn't receive enough hate  >:( ;)

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Re: The mess that MS-OOXML has created for ISO and Microsoft
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 05:31:52 PM »
So, they created a new format, and they don't even follow it to the letter? Impressive. I fear for ODF support in the new SP2. Kinda reminds me of the early days of the web, when Microsoft contributed to the standards, and later decided to write their own incompatible extensions. Very clever.