On Monday 03 May 2004 13:24, Colm Buckley wrote:
> 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.
In that case it does not conform to "Open Standards",
in my reading of the term.
I think it would be better to try to get
a clear definition of "Open Standards"
before attacking the decision too vehemently.
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