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When Is a Standard Not a Standard?

May 06, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"Unlike many of my journalistic confrères, I did not seize on this when it came out: 'OOXML and Office 2007 Conformance: a Smoke Test,' even though the following tantalising result emerged:


"Such a test is only indicative, of course, but a few tentative conclusions can be drawn:

"Word documents generated by today's version of MS Office 2007 do not conform to ISO/IEC 29500..."

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