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Ars Technica: Open Document Format Published as ISO Standard

Dec 04, 2006, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqui Cheng)

"The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) finally published the Open Document Format (ODF) as an official standard last week after approving it as an international standard last May. The ODF file format--the XML-based open format for text, spreadsheet, database, and presentation files--is now published under the standard name of ISO/IEC 26300:2006.

"ODF is being championed as the accessible file format by accessibility groups, as the open standard must face public peer review to evaluate its accessibility as opposed to other, proprietary formats (such as .doc)..."

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