Standards expert Jan van den Beld now blogging

Jan van den Beld, a long time member of the standards community and former Secretary General of Ecma international is now blogging: http://janvandenbeld.blogspot.com/2007/11/starting-my-blog.html I had the privilege of working with Jan last year when we proposed the creation TC45 and then over the next year within TC45 worked with all the other members to create…

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Interoperability Track at XML Conference 2007

For those of you planning on being in the Boston area next week, you should plan on checking out the XML 2007 conference. There will be a full day Interoperability track that should have a great set of discussions. I’m going to be in Kyoto next week for Ecma and ISO meetings, so unfortunately I…

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Update on Open XML’s ISO progress

I wanted to provide a bit of an update on how things are going in TC45 as we look through the various National Body comments that came in with the Open XML ballot. The ballot resolution meeting (BRM) is going to be the last week of February, and on January 14th the editor of the…

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Accessibility of OpenXML

Well, I’ve come back up for air briefly and wanted to quickly point out to folks a really important announcement we made yesterday. We’re teaming up with the DAISY consortium to build translation tools that will convert OpenXML documents into the DAISY format (Digital Access Information System). DAISY is a standard already widely in use…

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