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Confusion, Standards, and OpenXML

Feb 28, 2008, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Durusau)

"I hesitate to respond to Andy Updegrove's essay on my point that OpenXML has improved in moving from a closed to a more open environment. It was hardly a clarion call for approval of OpenXML but merely an observation that anti-Microsoft zealots were not giving credit where credit was due. I object to honesty being the first casualty in discussions that involve Microsoft, on the pro/con or government sides.

"I also hesitate to respond because Andy has so deeply mis-stated the nature of the debate that a response will take me far afield from the technical aspects of markup, which are a legitimate subject of discussion on markup standards..."

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