Use Office 2003 XML Schema, no worries


In the past I’ve posted some articles [1, 2] about generating Office 2003 documents from a server-side Java application. I also posted some example code.  Of note, the Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas are now also available under the Open Specification Promise.   Basically, with the OSP, Microsoft irrevocably promises not to assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims against you for making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing or distributing any implementation to the extent it conforms to a Covered Specification.  In other words, Microsoft promises not to bother you if you use the specs covered under OSP.  This promise is subject to some conditions, check the OSP website for full details. 


-Dino

Comments (2)

  1. sabbir says:

    Your articles on Java and MS-Word are great and your example codes work nice on my machine. Thanks for that.

    I have only one situation when there is any double-quote ("blah blah") in the original WordML, the Java code that reads every line of the original WordML file and translates into a new WordML file, can not translate that double-quote properly – so can’t be opened as WordML file with MS-Word. Any solution for that?

    Thanks in Advance.

  2. Ha! I wrote recently about the history of .NET Interop in the industry, and how perceptions in the industry