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Fun with Microsoft OOXML

Mar 10, 2008, 18:45 (3 Talkback[s])

"It is one case to walk through 7000 pages of rather technical documentation and to try to extract something useful out of it for a concrete question. It is another thing to look at the actual XML produced by the Microsoft Office 2007 suite.

"There we have the workbook as main entry-point for spreadsheets aka for what MS Excel flushes out. Such a workbook does contain normally general informations about the sheets, file-revision and so on. Now we know that something that may become ISO standard is at least vendor and application independent to be used by more then those who pushed for that standard, right? And hey, it's all XML (except things like the binary Printer-driver embedded in each OOX-document). So, it's open, right...?"

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