Ronan Roche wrote:
> NSAI Votes to Approve Office Open XML Standard
>>>> Dublin, Monday, March 31st, 2008. NSAI (National Standards Authority of
> Ireland) has voted to approve OOXML (Office Open XML) software specification
> as an international standard. Developed largely by Microsoft, OOXML (Office
> Open XML) is an extension of the Extensible Mark-up Language, a general
> purpose language, allowing users to define their own tags, its primary
> purpose being to facilitate the sharing of data across different information
> systems, particularly via the Internet.
I think this is a misguided decision by them, and am not of the opinion that
the OOXML standard is workable, or realistically replicable in any meaningful
way by anyone other than Microsoft themselves - negating its usefulness as a
I'll continue to use OOo in my daily work, and hopefully there might be (some
day) enough documentation in ODF that Microsoft might consider supporting it.
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