Office and XML

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Sam Ruby has an interesting thread going about Microsoft’s next version of Office and its support for XML:


On one side, the ability of MS tools to adapt to formats that users can describe will be an incredible step forward. On the other hand, this doesn’t explain an unwillingness to working with others to describe the semantics that PowerPoint 11 uses to capture a pie chart.

Interesting thread and comments. However, I’m also linking to this post in case Sam’s comments run out; the interested parties can then come over here and use the comments attached to this posting. I’m providing a Weblogger Comment Overflow Buffer.

Always a good neighbor.