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Why OOXML Will Not Be an ISO/IEC Standard in 2007

Aug 01, 2007, 15:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Sutor)

"Even though the JTC1 ballot closes on September 2 on Microsoft's product description for Microsoft Office, namely OOXML or DIS 29500, this will not become an ISO/IEC standard in 2007. This most pointedly means:

  • "At this time, you should make no policy decisions based on OOXML becoming an ISO/IEC standard this year.
  • "Given the huge number of technical issues exposed in the process, as in the earlier Contradiction Period, you should seriously question any policy decision to adopt OOXML at all..."

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