On 3 May 2004, at 13:20, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> That would mean, for example, that documents could not be provided in
> .doc format, but would have to be in XML, in a form which could be
> edited by anyone.
I would note that Microsoft Office's "XML" format, although technically
conforming to the rules for XML documents, still isn't an open file
format - it makes heavy use of XML's "binary object" class, with big
blobs of impenetrable data.
Saying "we support XML" in this context is about as useful as saying
"we support ASCII".
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146 / www.colm.buckley.name
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