Sorry to have taken so long between blog posts. I was off in London all last week for the latest face to face meeting of Ecma TC45 at the British Library. It was a great meeting and we made a ton of progress. Unfortunately, I haven't had any time to blog though, and I have to go back on the road next week (San Francisco and New York). The amount of interest in the Open XML formats is really exciting, but it's also a lot of work 🙂
Over at the OpenXMLDeveloper.org site, there is a new article that shows how to generate a lightweight WordprocessingML editor with a web front end. This is a continuation to the first article that I referenced a couple weeks ago. I really love the tools that folks are starting to pull together. We saw a couple really impressive demos out in London, and now there is this new article up on the OpenXMLDeveloper site. Another thing that's pretty cool is that some of the other Office developers who've been working on the file formats for years now have started to participate in the discussions up on the OpenXMLDeveloper site. The community has been really great so far, and I expect that after Beta 2 for Office 2007 arrives we'll see a whole lot more activity.