On Thursday 02 June 2005 17:11, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 04:59:57PM +0100, CP Hennessy wrote:
> > Is it vaporware or just a stalling tactic ? ( or am I too cynical ? )
>> it's neither.
>> apparently they put the contents in some kind of blob that's just as
> hard to read as the old formats. just because something is in "xml
> format" doesn't mean it will be magically readable.
>> heck, up until now word documents were in a "file." linux has all the
> tools you need to manipulate a file - open, close, write, read, trucate,
> seek, etc. but that didn't make it easier to parse.
I think that if you follow the link in my previous email you'll see that this
is something new - not what MS do already with their .wordml files etc.
They are talking about completely open content and format. It seems that
they are trying to compete against OOo :)
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