Friday, June 03, 2005

ongoing ? New Office XML

ongoing ? New Office XML: "The popular wisdom is that it takes Microsoft until Release 3 of anything to get it right; but the early word on the new Office XML format makes Release 2 look pretty good. Reading between the lines, the big news is, first, that the default file-save format is XML and, second, that the XML coverage is complete (In the current Office XML, PowerPoint is entirely absent and Excel has big holes). Assuming Microsoft pulls this off, it’s a major achievement."

XML co-creator (and Sun employee) Tim Bray on the new XML file format for Office 12. Read the full post...

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