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OSNews: Why Browsers Should Be Able to Display OpenDocument

Nov 17, 2005, 21:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Paratschek)

"OpenDocument got a lot of publicity lately. StarOffice 8 and OpenOffice.org 2.0 finally arrived, and all the other makers of office suites (with the notable exception of Microsoft) have started implementing the new standard into their programs. Massachusetts recently decided to use OpenDocument as the standard file format, effectively locking out MS Office as soon as January 1st, 2007. Other countries are on their way to do the same. Also, OpenDocument recently got submitted to become an ISO standard.

"Why support OpenDocument in browsers, you ask? In my opinion, rendering capabilities for OpenDocument are a logical complement to nowadays HTML-rendering..."

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