Links 12.13.2006

Some interesting links from the past few days: File Formats Why China’s UOF is good – O’Reilly XML Blog Very interesting post from Rick Jelliffe about how there are often needs for multiple formats, in order to properly meet the needs of the industry. “Standardization is about the consolidation of variety: the reduction of variety…

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What’s up with all those “rsids”?

As many folks who worked with the 2003 wordprocessingML format have probably noticed by now, there are is a new set of attributes/elements in the Open XML wordprocessingML format that shows up all over the place. I’m talking about RSIDs. The rsid element is used to allow applications to more effectively merge two documents that…

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More on Ecma Standard 376

I wanted to post a few links that were interesting from the news yesterday about Ecma approving the Office Open XML formats as Ecma Standard 376. I’m sure by now most of you have seen all the articles and blogs discussing this big milestone. Clearly this is a great thing for the industry (unless you…

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Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats

It’s finally official. Today the Ecma General Assembly voted almost unanimously to approve the Office Open XML formats as an official Ecma standard. They also voted to submit the standard to ISO for fast track certification. The official press release from Ecma International can be found here: http://www.ecma-international.org/news/PressReleases/PR_TC45_Dec2006.htm Here’s a quote from Jan van den…

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Friday Thoughts 12-01-2006

I wanted to point out a few interesting things that have popped up over the past couple weeks: IDC Report on Open Standards Interesting study by IDC where they polled companies in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark to try and gauge the level of interest in open document standards. As you would imagine, the level…

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