Wednesday, August 12, 2009

XML Aficionado: Injunction to prevent Microsoft from selling Word due to XML

Check the full post for more insights from Altova CEO Alex Falk

It is interesting to note that the patent appears to deal primarily with representing any document in XML, which appears to be slightly ludicrous given the long history of SGML prior to 1998. Also interesting is that the injunction doesn't just talk about XML, but rather specifically mentions .DOCX (i.e. Open Office XML), which is used by Word 2007 as its default storage format.

XML Aficionado: Injunction to prevent Microsoft from selling Word due to XML

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